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Hattie Morahan reads Tea Obreht's evocative debut novel set in a Balkan country scarred by war, and where Natalia, a young doctor, is struggling to understand the mysterious circumstances of her grandfather's death.
A tattered copy of The Jungle Book which her grandfather kept with him always provides an unlikely clue, sending her on a quest that leads to the extraordinary stories of the deathless man and the tiger's wife.
Ann Patchett has this to say, "The Tiger's Wife is a marvel of beauty and imagination.
Tea Obreht is a tremendously talented writer."
And T.C.
Boyle says, "A novel of surpassing beauty, exquisitely wrought and magical.
Tea Obreht is a towering new talent."
Tea Obreht is on "The New Yorker's Top Writers under 40 Fiction Issue" (June 2010), and at 24 was the youngest on the list.
'The Tiger's Wife' is one of the Waterstone's 11 - the best debuts that they have picked for 2011.
Her short story, "The Sentry", appeared in the "Guardian Summer Fiction Issue", alongside stories by Hilary Mantel and David Mitchell.
She was born in 1985 in the former Yugoslavia, and raised in Belgrade, where she spent her childhood.
In 1992, her family immigrated, and in 1997 eventually settled in the United States.
The reader is Hattie Morahan who has just appeared in Thea Sharrock's Sheffield Crucible revival of David Hare's play, "Plenty".
She is well known to television audiences recently playing Miss Enid in Larkrise to Candleford.
Radio 4 audiences will have heard her in several radio dramas including, the Classic Serial, "I, Claudius".
Classic Serial.
Abridged by Sally Marmion and produced by Elizabeth Allard.
Tea Obreht's evocative debut novel is a story of extraordinary encounters.
Hattie Morahan reads Tea Obreht's evocative debut novel set in a Balkan country scarred by war, and where Natalia, a young doctor, is struggling to understand the mysterious circumstances of her grandfather's death. A tattered copy of The Jungle Book which her grandfather kept with him always provides an unlikely clue, sending her on a quest that leads to the extraordinary stories of the deathless man and the tiger's wife.
Tea Obreht is on "The New Yorker's Top Writers under 40 Fiction Issue" (June 2010), and at 24 was the youngest on the list. 'The Tiger's Wife' is one of the Waterstone's 11 - the best debuts that they have picked for 2011. Her short story, "The Sentry", appeared in the "Guardian Summer Fiction Issue", alongside stories by Hilary Mantel and David Mitchell.
She was born in 1985 in the former Yugoslavia, and raised in Belgrade, where she spent her childhood. In 1992, her family immigrated, and in 1997 eventually settled in the United States.
The reader is Hattie Morahan.
 
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Hattie Morahan and David Horovitch read Tea Obreht's evocative debut novel set in a Balkan country scarred by war, and where Natalia, a young doctor, is struggling to understand the mysterious circumstances of her grandfather's death.
A tattered copy of The Jungle Book which her grandfather kept with him always provides an unlikely clue, sending her on a quest that leads to the extraordinary stories of the deathless man and the tiger's wife.
Today, Natalia remembers the night her grandfather told her about his first encounter with the deathless man.
Ann Patchett has this to say, "The Tiger's Wife is a marvel of beauty and imagination.
Tea Obreht is a tremendously talented writer."
And T.C.
Boyle says, "A novel of surpassing beauty, exquisitely wrought and magical.
Tea Obreht is a towering new talent."
Tea Obreht is on "The New Yorker's Top Writers under 40 Fiction Issue" (June 2010), and at 24 was the youngest on the list.
'The Tiger's Wife' is one of the Waterstone's 11 - the best debuts that they have picked for 2011.
Her short story, "The Sentry", appeared in the "Guardian Summer Fiction Issue", alongside stories by Hilary Mantel and David Mitchell.
She was born in 1985 in the former Yugoslavia, and raised in Belgrade, where she spent her childhood.
In 1992, her family immigrated, and in 1997 eventually settled in the United States.
The readers are Hattie Morahan and David Horovitch.
Hattie Morahan has just appeared in Thea Sharrock's Sheffield Crucible revival of David Hare's play, "Plenty".
She is well known to television audiences recently playing Miss Enid in Larkrise to Candleford.
Radio 4 audiences will have heard her in several radio dramas including, the Classic Serial, "I, Claudius".
Classic Serial.
David Horovitch has just appeared in the West End production of When We Are Married.
Abridged by Sally Marmion and produced by Elizabeth Allard.
Natalia remembers an extraordinary encounter.
Hattie Morahan and David Horovitch read Tea Obreht's evocative debut novel set in a Balkan country scarred by war, and where Natalia, a young doctor, is struggling to understand the mysterious circumstances of her grandfather's death. A tattered copy of The Jungle Book which her grandfather kept with him always provides an unlikely clue, sending her on a quest that leads to the extraordinary stories of the deathless man and the tiger's wife. Today, Natalia remembers the night her grandfather told her about his first encounter with the deathless man.
Tea Obreht is on "The New Yorker's Top Writers under 40 Fiction Issue" (June 2010), and at 24 was the youngest on the list. 'The Tiger's Wife' is one of the Waterstone's 11 - the best debuts that they have picked for 2011. Her short story, "The Sentry", appeared in the "Guardian Summer Fiction Issue", alongside stories by Hilary Mantel and David Mitchell.
She was born in 1985 in the former Yugoslavia, and raised in Belgrade, where she spent her childhood. In 1992, her family immigrated, and in 1997 eventually settled in the United States.

 
032011033020110330 (R7)
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Hattie Morahan and David Horovitch read Tea Obreht's evocative debut novel set in a Balkan country scarred by war, and where Natalia, a young doctor, is struggling to understand the mysterious circumstances of her grandfather's death.
A tattered copy of The Jungle Book which her grandfather kept with him always, provides an unlikely clue, sending her on a quest that leads to the extraordinary stories of the deathless man and the tiger's wife.
Today, memories of a pledge that her grandfather made to the deathless man are conjured up.
Ann Patchett has this to say, "The Tiger's Wife is a marvel of beauty and imagination.
Tea Obreht is a tremendously talented writer."
And T.C.
Boyle says, "A novel of surpassing beauty, exquisitely wrought and magical.
Tea Obreht is a towering new talent."
Tea Obreht is on "The New Yorker's Top Writers under 40 Fiction Issue" (June 2010), and at 24 was the youngest on the list.
'The Tiger's Wife' is one of the Waterstone's 11 - the best debuts that they have picked for 2011.
Her short story, "The Sentry", appeared in the "Guardian Summer Fiction Issue", alongside stories by Hilary Mantel and David Mitchell.
She was born in 1985 in the former Yugoslavia, and raised in Belgrade, where she spent her childhood.
In 1992, her family immigrated, and in 1997 eventually settled in the United States.
The readers are Hattie Morahan and David Horovitch.
Hattie Morahan has just appeared in Thea Sharrock's Sheffield Crucible revival of David Hare's play, "Plenty".
She is well known to television audiences recently playing Miss Enid in Larkrise to Candleford.
Radio 4 audiences will have heard her in several radio dramas including, the Classic Serial, "I, Claudius".
Classic Serial.
David Horovitch has just appeared in the West End production of When We Are Married.
Abridged by Sally Marmion and produced by Elizabeth Allard.
Memories of a pledge that Natalia's grandfather made to the deathless man are conjured up.
Hattie Morahan and David Horovitch read Tea Obreht's evocative debut novel set in a Balkan country scarred by war, and where Natalia, a young doctor, is struggling to understand the mysterious circumstances of her grandfather's death. A tattered copy of The Jungle Book which her grandfather kept with him always, provides an unlikely clue, sending her on a quest that leads to the extraordinary stories of the deathless man and the tiger's wife. Today, memories of a pledge that her grandfather made to the deathless man are conjured up.
Tea Obreht is on "The New Yorker's Top Writers under 40 Fiction Issue" (June 2010), and at 24 was the youngest on the list. 'The Tiger's Wife' is one of the Waterstone's 11 - the best debuts that they have picked for 2011. Her short story, "The Sentry", appeared in the "Guardian Summer Fiction Issue", alongside stories by Hilary Mantel and David Mitchell.
She was born in 1985 in the former Yugoslavia, and raised in Belgrade, where she spent her childhood. In 1992, her family immigrated, and in 1997 eventually settled in the United States.

 
042011033120110331 (R7)
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Hattie Morahan reads Tea Obreht's evocative debut novel set in a Balkan country scarred by war, and where Natalia, a young doctor, is struggling to understand the mysterious circumstances of her grandfather's death.
A tattered copy of The Jungle Book which her grandfather kept with him always provides an unlikely clue, sending her on a quest that leads to the extraordinary stories of the deathless man and the tiger's wife.
Today, the tiger begins his long journey into local legend.
Tea Obreht is on "The New Yorker's Top Writers under 40 Fiction Issue" (June 2010), and at 24 was the youngest on the list.
'The Tiger's Wife' is one of the Waterstone's 11 - the best debuts that they have picked for 2011.
Her short story, "The Sentry", appeared in the "Guardian Summer Fiction Issue", alongside stories by Hilary Mantel and David Mitchell.
She was born in 1985 in the former Yugoslavia, and raised in Belgrade, where she spent her childhood.
In 1992, her family immigrated, and in 1997 eventually settled in the United States.
The reader is Hattie Morahan.
Abridged by Sally Marmion and produced by Elizabeth Allard.
The tiger begins his long journey into local legend.
Hattie Morahan reads Tea Obreht's evocative debut novel set in a Balkan country scarred by war, and where Natalia, a young doctor, is struggling to understand the mysterious circumstances of her grandfather's death. A tattered copy of The Jungle Book which her grandfather kept with him always provides an unlikely clue, sending her on a quest that leads to the extraordinary stories of the deathless man and the tiger's wife. Today, the tiger begins his long journey into local legend.
Tea Obreht is on "The New Yorker's Top Writers under 40 Fiction Issue" (June 2010), and at 24 was the youngest on the list. 'The Tiger's Wife' is one of the Waterstone's 11 - the best debuts that they have picked for 2011. Her short story, "The Sentry", appeared in the "Guardian Summer Fiction Issue", alongside stories by Hilary Mantel and David Mitchell.
She was born in 1985 in the former Yugoslavia, and raised in Belgrade, where she spent her childhood. In 1992, her family immigrated, and in 1997 eventually settled in the United States.

 
052011040120110401 (R7)
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Hattie Morahan reads Tea Obreht's evocative debut novel set in a Balkan country scarred by war, and where Natalia, a young doctor, is struggling to understand the mysterious circumstances of her grandfather's death.
A tattered copy of The Jungle Book which her grandfather kept with him always provides an unlikely clue, sending her on a quest that leads to the extraordinary stories of the deathless man and the tiger's wife.
Today, Natalia evokes her grandfather as a nine year old boy, and the day the men of his village set off to hunt the tiger.
Tea Obreht is on "The New Yorker's Top Writers under 40 Fiction Issue" (June 2010), and at 24 was the youngest on the list.
'The Tiger's Wife' is one of the Waterstone's 11 - the best debuts that they have picked for 2011.
Her short story, "The Sentry", appeared in the "Guardian Summer Fiction Issue", alongside stories by Hilary Mantel and David Mitchell.
She was born in 1985 in the former Yugoslavia, and raised in Belgrade, where she spent her childhood.
In 1992, her family immigrated, and in 1997 eventually settled in the United States.
The reader is Hattie Morahan.
Abridged by Sally Marmion and produced by Elizabeth Allard.
Natalia's grandfather is nine as the men of his village set off to hunt the tiger.
Hattie Morahan reads Tea Obreht's evocative debut novel set in a Balkan country scarred by war, and where Natalia, a young doctor, is struggling to understand the mysterious circumstances of her grandfather's death. A tattered copy of The Jungle Book which her grandfather kept with him always provides an unlikely clue, sending her on a quest that leads to the extraordinary stories of the deathless man and the tiger's wife. Today, Natalia evokes her grandfather as a nine year old boy, and the day the men of his village set off to hunt the tiger.
Tea Obreht is on "The New Yorker's Top Writers under 40 Fiction Issue" (June 2010), and at 24 was the youngest on the list. 'The Tiger's Wife' is one of the Waterstone's 11 - the best debuts that they have picked for 2011. Her short story, "The Sentry", appeared in the "Guardian Summer Fiction Issue", alongside stories by Hilary Mantel and David Mitchell.
She was born in 1985 in the former Yugoslavia, and raised in Belgrade, where she spent her childhood. In 1992, her family immigrated, and in 1997 eventually settled in the United States.

 
062011040420110404 (R4+)
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Hattie Morahan and David Horovitch read Tea Obreht's evocative debut novel set in a Balkan country scarred by war, and where Natalia, a young doctor, is struggling to understand the mysterious circumstances of her grandfather's death.
A tattered copy of The Jungle Book which her grandfather kept with him always, provides an unlikely clue, sending her on a quest that leads to the extraordinary stories of the deathless man and the tiger's wife.
Today, a miracle leads to a second encounter between Natalia's grandfather and the deathless man.
Ann Patchett has this to say, "The Tiger's Wife is a marvel of beauty and imagination.
Tea Obreht is a tremendously talented writer."
And T.C.
Boyle says, "A novel of surpassing beauty, exquisitely wrought and magical.
Tea Obreht is a towering new talent."
Tea Obreht is on "The New Yorker's Top Writers under 40 Fiction Issue" (June 2010), and at 24 was the youngest on the list.
'The Tiger's Wife' is one of the Waterstone's 11 - the best debuts that they have picked for 2011.
Her short story, "The Sentry", appeared in the "Guardian Summer Fiction Issue", alongside stories by Hilary Mantel and David Mitchell.
She was born in 1985 in the former Yugoslavia, and raised in Belgrade, where she spent her childhood.
In 1992, her family immigrated, and in 1997 eventually settled in the United States.
The readers are Hattie Morahan and David Horovitch.
Hattie Morahan has just appeared in Thea Sharrock's Sheffield Crucible revival of David Hare's play, "Plenty".
She is well known to television audiences recently playing Miss Enid in Larkrise to Candleford.
Radio 4 audiences will have heard her in several radio dramas including, the Classic Serial, "I, Claudius".
Classic Serial.
David Horovitch has just appeared in the West End production of When We Are Married.
Abridged by Sally Marmion and produced by Elizabeth Allard.
A miracle leads to a second encounter between Natalia's grandfather and the deathless man.
Hattie Morahan and David Horovitch read Tea Obreht's evocative debut novel set in a Balkan country scarred by war, and where Natalia, a young doctor, is struggling to understand the mysterious circumstances of her grandfather's death. A tattered copy of The Jungle Book which her grandfather kept with him always, provides an unlikely clue, sending her on a quest that leads to the extraordinary stories of the deathless man and the tiger's wife. Today, a miracle leads to a second encounter between Natalia's grandfather and the deathless man.
Ann Patchett has this to say, "The Tiger's Wife is a marvel of beauty and imagination. Tea Obreht is a tremendously talented writer."
And T.C. Boyle says, "A novel of surpassing beauty, exquisitely wrought and magical. Tea Obreht is a towering new talent."
Tea Obreht is on "The New Yorker's Top Writers under 40 Fiction Issue" (June 2010), and at 24 was the youngest on the list. 'The Tiger's Wife' is one of the Waterstone's 11 - the best debuts that they have picked for 2011. Her short story, "The Sentry", appeared in the "Guardian Summer Fiction Issue", alongside stories by Hilary Mantel and David Mitchell.
She was born in 1985 in the former Yugoslavia, and raised in Belgrade, where she spent her childhood. In 1992, her family immigrated, and in 1997 eventually settled in the United States.

Hattie Morahan has just appeared in Thea Sharrock's Sheffield Crucible revival of David Hare's play, "Plenty". She is well known to television audiences recently playing Miss Enid in Larkrise to Candleford. Radio 4 audiences will have heard her in several radio dramas including, the Classic Serial, "I, Claudius". Classic Serial.

 
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Hattie Morahan reads Tea Obreht's evocative debut novel set in a Balkan country scarred by war, and where Natalia, a young doctor, is struggling to understand the mysterious circumstances of her grandfather's death.
A tattered copy of The Jungle Book which her grandfather kept with him always, provides an unlikely clue, sending her on a quest that leads to the extraordinary stories of the deathless man and the tiger's wife.
Today, Natalia returns to the stories of her grandfather's childhood, and the truth about the failed hunt for the tiger emerges.
Tea Obreht is on "The New Yorker's Top Writers under 40 Fiction Issue" (June 2010), and at 24 was the youngest on the list.
'The Tiger's Wife' is one of the Waterstone's 11 - the best debuts that they have picked for 2011.
Her short story, "The Sentry", appeared in the "Guardian Summer Fiction Issue", alongside stories by Hilary Mantel and David Mitchell.
She was born in 1985 in the former Yugoslavia, and raised in Belgrade, where she spent her childhood.
In 1992, her family immigrated, and in 1997 eventually settled in the United States.
The reader is Hattie Morahan.
Abridged by Sally Marmion and produced by Elizabeth Allard.
The truth about the failed tiger hunt emerges.
Hattie Morahan reads Tea Obreht's evocative debut novel set in a Balkan country scarred by war, and where Natalia, a young doctor, is struggling to understand the mysterious circumstances of her grandfather's death. A tattered copy of The Jungle Book which her grandfather kept with him always, provides an unlikely clue, sending her on a quest that leads to the extraordinary stories of the deathless man and the tiger's wife. Today, Natalia returns to the stories of her grandfather's childhood, and the truth about the failed hunt for the tiger emerges.
Tea Obreht is on "The New Yorker's Top Writers under 40 Fiction Issue" (June 2010), and at 24 was the youngest on the list. 'The Tiger's Wife' is one of the Waterstone's 11 - the best debuts that they have picked for 2011. Her short story, "The Sentry", appeared in the "Guardian Summer Fiction Issue", alongside stories by Hilary Mantel and David Mitchell.
She was born in 1985 in the former Yugoslavia, and raised in Belgrade, where she spent her childhood. In 1992, her family immigrated, and in 1997 eventually settled in the United States.

 
082011040620110406 (R4+)
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Hattie Morahan reads Tea Obreht's evocative debut novel set in a Balkan country scarred by war, and where Natalia, a young doctor, is struggling to understand the mysterious circumstances of her grandfather's death.
A tattered copy of The Jungle Book which her grandfather kept with him always provides an unlikely clue, sending her on a quest that leads to the extraordinary stories of the deathless man and the tiger's wife.
Today, a bid to save the tiger's wife has an unwanted outcome.
Ann Patchett has this to say, "The Tiger's Wife is a marvel of beauty and imagination.
Tea Obreht is a tremendously talented writer."
And T.C.
Boyle says, "A novel of surpassing beauty, exquisitely wrought and magical.
Tea Obreht is a towering new talent."
Tea Obreht is on "The New Yorker's Top Writers under 40 Fiction Issue" (June 2010), and at 24 was the youngest on the list.
'The Tiger's Wife' is one of the Waterstone's 11 - the best debuts that they have picked for 2011.
Her short story, "The Sentry", appeared in the "Guardian Summer Fiction Issue", alongside stories by Hilary Mantel and David Mitchell.
She was born in 1985 in the former Yugoslavia, and raised in Belgrade, where she spent her childhood.
In 1992, her family immigrated, and in 1997 eventually settled in the United States.
The reader is Hattie Morahan who has just appeared in Thea Sharrock's Sheffield Crucible revival of David Hare's play, "Plenty".
She is well known to television audiences recently playing Miss Enid in Larkrise to Candleford.
Radio 4 audiences will have heard her in several radio dramas including, the Classic Serial, "I, Claudius".
Classic Serial.
Abridged by Sally Marmion and produced by Elizabeth Allard.
A bid to save the tiger's wife has an unwanted outcome.
Hattie Morahan reads Tea Obreht's evocative debut novel set in a Balkan country scarred by war, and where Natalia, a young doctor, is struggling to understand the mysterious circumstances of her grandfather's death. A tattered copy of The Jungle Book which her grandfather kept with him always provides an unlikely clue, sending her on a quest that leads to the extraordinary stories of the deathless man and the tiger's wife. Today, a bid to save the tiger's wife has an unwanted outcome.
Ann Patchett has this to say, "The Tiger's Wife is a marvel of beauty and imagination. Tea Obreht is a tremendously talented writer."
And T.C. Boyle says, "A novel of surpassing beauty, exquisitely wrought and magical. Tea Obreht is a towering new talent."
Tea Obreht is on "The New Yorker's Top Writers under 40 Fiction Issue" (June 2010), and at 24 was the youngest on the list. 'The Tiger's Wife' is one of the Waterstone's 11 - the best debuts that they have picked for 2011. Her short story, "The Sentry", appeared in the "Guardian Summer Fiction Issue", alongside stories by Hilary Mantel and David Mitchell.
She was born in 1985 in the former Yugoslavia, and raised in Belgrade, where she spent her childhood. In 1992, her family immigrated, and in 1997 eventually settled in the United States.
The reader is Hattie Morahan who has just appeared in Thea Sharrock's Sheffield Crucible revival of David Hare's play, "Plenty". She is well known to television audiences recently playing Miss Enid in Larkrise to Candleford. Radio 4 audiences will have heard her in several radio dramas including, the Classic Serial, "I, Claudius". Classic Serial.
0920110407 Hattie Morahan and David Horovitch read Tea Obreht's evocative debut novel set in a Balkan country scarred by war, and where Natalia, a young doctor, is struggling to understand the mysterious circumstances of her grandfather's death.
A tattered copy of The Jungle Book which her grandfather kept with him always, provides an unlikely clue, sending her on a quest that leads to the extraordinary stories of an immortal man and the tiger's wife.
Today, Natalia's grandfather has a further encounter with the deathless man.
Tea Obreht is on "The New Yorker's Top Writers under 40 Fiction Issue" (June 2010), and at 24 was the youngest on the list.
'The Tiger's Wife' is one of the Waterstone's 11 - the best debuts that they have picked for 2011.
Her short story, "The Sentry", appeared in the "Guardian Summer Fiction Issue", alongside stories by Hilary Mantel and David Mitchell.
She was born in 1985 in the former Yugoslavia, and raised in Belgrade, where she spent her childhood.
In 1992, her family immigrated, and in 1997 eventually settled in the United States.
The readers are Hattie Morahan and David Horovitch.
Abridged by Sally Marmion and produced by Elizabeth Allard.
Natalia recalls another meeting with the deathless man.
10 LAST20110408 Hattie Morahan reads Tea Obreht's evocative debut novel set in a Balkan country scarred by war, and where Natalia, a young doctor, is struggling to understand the mysterious circumstances of her grandfather's death.
A tattered copy of The Jungle Book which her grandfather kept with him always provides an unlikely clue, sending her on a quest that leads to the extraordinary stories of an immortal man and the tiger's wife.
Today, Natalia makes connections between her father's childhood, the tiger's wife and the deathless man.
Tea Obreht is on "The New Yorker's Top Writers under 40 Fiction Issue" (June 2010), and at 24 was the youngest on the list.
'The Tiger's Wife' is one of the Waterstone's 11 - the best debuts that they have picked for 2011.
Her short story, "The Sentry", appeared in the "Guardian Summer Fiction Issue", alongside stories by Hilary Mantel and David Mitchell.
She was born in 1985 in the former Yugoslavia, and raised in Belgrade, where she spent her childhood.
In 1992, her family immigrated, and in 1997 eventually settled in the United States.
The reader is Hattie Morahan.
Abridged by Sally Marmion and produced by Elizabeth Allard.
Natalia connects her father's childhood, the tiger's wife and the deathless man.

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  • 15 Minutes

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  • Genre: Drama, Readings

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