Téa Obreht

Téa Obreht was born in Belgrade in the former Yugoslavia in 1985 and has lived in the United States since the age of 12. Her writing has been published in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Harper’s, and the Guardian, and has been anthologized in The Best American Short Stories and The Best American Nonrequired Reading. She has been named by The New Yorker as one of the 20 best American fiction writers under 40 and included in the National Book Foundation’s list of 5 Under 35. Téa Obreht lives in New York.


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Ghosts Are Always There: An Interview with Téa Obreht on “Inland”


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