Monday, July 11, 2011

Téa Obreht

Téa Obreht is the author of The Tiger's Wife.

From her Q & A with Anna Metcalfe for the Financial Times:

What book changed your life?

TC Boyle’s Descent of Man. The book of short stories was gifted to me at a time in my life when I had hit a wall with my own work and reading it was like being handed a wrecking ball.

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Who are your literary influences?

Isak Dinesen, Ernest Hemingway, Gabriel García-Márquez, Roald Dahl and Mikhail Bulgakov.

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What book do you wish you had written?

Mikhail Bulgakov’s The Master and Margarita.
Read the complete Q & A.

--Marshal Zeringue