Tea Obreht

Ruth Fowler shits on Tea Obreht winning the Orange Prize: “Oh how I long for the days of writers like Nabokov: those who hadn’t spent five years learning how to put a fucking sentence together, but instead wrote with their guts.”

Téa Obreht has won the Orange Prize for her debut novel The Tiger’s Wife. She is the youngest winner etc. etc. The other writers on the shortlist were Emma Donoghue,  Aminatta Forna, Emma Henderson, Nicole Krauss and Kathleen Winter.