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At 24, Téa Obreht was by far the youngest writer on the New Yorker's 2010 20 Under 40 list, its first such careermaking roundup in more than a decade. In short order came The Tiger's Wife, which was released to the type of widespread critical acclaim that can be as dangerous as it is heartening. Normally, we'd be worried about all the praise going to Obreht's head. But her confident debut novel displayed such maturity that it's clear Obreht could have quite a career ahead of her.
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