Tea Obreht Birth:
Tea Obreht Background and Writing:
Obreht's debut novel, The Tiger's Wife (2011) was written largely while she was at Cornell. The book is about Natalia, a female narrator in the war-ravaged Balkans, and her relationship to her grandfather.
Obreht lives in Ithaca, New York. In 2010, she was named one of The New Yorker's "20 under 40" writers.