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The Tiger's Wife wins Orange Prize

8 June 2011 Last updated at 22:51 BST

Tea Obreht has won this year's Orange Prize for Fiction becoming the youngest winner for her novel, The Tiger's Wife.

Set in the Balkans, The Tiger's Wife tells the story of a young doctor who traces the life of her grandfather.

The judges praised Obreht as a "truly exciting new talent" for her "exceptional book".

The BBC's Nick Higham spoke to the winner shortly after she collected her award.