Téa Obreht’s “The Tiger’s Wife” Was 2011’s Best Book

January 3rd, 2012

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The yearend roundups are all in. The reviewers, interviewers, readers, pundits, and fans have had their say, and it’s clear what the best book of 2011 was, says the influential Publishers Lunch (subscription required to read full post):

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The votes are all in, this year drawing on 47 sources in all, and we’re ready to declare our exclusive, consensus Best of the Best Books of 2011 lists. Fiction dominates the overall top 10 this year, with novels claiming the first four spots, and Téa Obreht‘s THE TIGER’S WIFE as the clear “book of the year.”

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As we noted last April when EYE ON BOOKS interviewed this modest and totally unassuming young woman, her acclaimed first novel may be all the more remarkable, given that Téa is only in her mid 20s, the youngest of the New Yorker’s 20-under-40.

Click here to go to our interview with Téa Obreht

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