More Obrecht for W&N

Weidenfeld & Nicolson has acquired a second novel by Tea Obreht, whose debut The Tiger's Wife has been shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction.

Editorial director Arzu Tahsin bought UK and Commonwealth rights from Caspian Dennis at Abner Stein, on behalf of Seth Fishman at The Gernert Company.

The novel is currently untitled but is scheduled for publication in early 2014.

Tahsin said: "The Tiger's Wife is the start of what will be a very significant and thrilling literary career."

Obreht was listed on the New Yorker's top 20 under 40 writers to watch, and is the youngest author on the list. She was born in 1985 in the former Yugoslavia, and spent her childhood in Belgrade. Obrecht is also one of the Waterstone's 11 best debut novelists of 2011.