Tea Obreht's picture

Téa Obreht

Yugoslavia (b.1985)

Téa Obreht was born in 1985 in the former Yugoslavia, and spent her childhood in Cyprus and Egypt before eventually immigrating to the United States in 1997. Her writing has been published in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Harpers, Zoetrope: All-Story, The New York Times, and The Guardian, and has been anthologized in The Best American Short Stories and The Best American Non-Required Reading. She has been named by The New Yorker as one of the twenty best American fiction writers under forty and included in the National Book Foundations list of 5 Under 35. Téa Obreht lives in Ithaca, New York.

Genres: Science Fiction, Literary Fiction
New and upcoming books
March 2024

The Morningside
   The Tiger's Wife (2011)
   Inland (2019)
   The Morningside (2024)
   American Odysseys (2013) (with Daniel Alarcón and Ismet Prcic)
Téa Obreht recommends
The Bandit Queens (2023)
Parini Shroff
"Parini Shroff captures the complexity of female friendship with acuity, wit, and a certain kind of magic irreverence, turning on a dime from humor to horror, horror to heart, and then back again, exhilarating her reader until the very last line. Tender, unpredictable, brimming with laugh-out-loud moments, The Bandit Queens heralds a prodigious and sophisticated literary talent."
An Honest Living (2022)
Dwyer Murphy
"An Honest Living is an electrically good time meted out in fine, sharp, crackling prose that somehow manages to be an homage, a send-up, and a reinvention all at once."
Atomic Anna (2022)
Rachel Barenbaum
"Atomic Anna is a dazzling work of ingenuity and imagination."

More recommendations 

Books containing stories by Téa Obreht
The Best American Short Stories 2018 (2018)
(Best American Short Stories)
edited by
Roxane Gay
Tales of Two Cities (2015)
The Best and Worst of Times in Today's New York
edited by
John Freeman

More books 

Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book winner (2011) : The Tiger's Wife
National Book Award for Fiction Best Book nominee (2011) : The Tiger's Wife
Women's Prize For Fiction Best Novel winner (2011) : The Tiger's Wife

Visitors also looked at these authors

About Fantastic Fiction       Information for Authors