The Harman Writing Fellow Program


photo of TéaTéa Obreht

Fall 2015 Writing Fellow


Téa Obreht's debut novel The Tiger’s Wife won the 2011 Orange Prize for Fiction and was a 2011 National Book Award Finalist. Her writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Harper’s, Vogue, Esquire and The Guardian. She was a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 honoree, and was named by The New Yorker as one of the 20 best American fiction writers under forty. In 2013, she was the Rona Jaffe Foundation fellow at the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers.

On Thursday, November 12, 2015, Obreht led a creative writing workshop for Baruch students. She also read from the latest novel she is working on - so new it has yet to have a title! Obreht gave the students very helpful advice on how to publish fiction work to jumpstart their careers as writers. The students thoroughly enjoyed the event.


Tea and Bridgett

Téa Obreht and Harman Director Prof. Bridgett Davis at the writing workshop.



Téa Obreht during the workshop.


Tea and students

Téa Obreht with some of the student attendees at the workshop.


Photo Credit: Glenda Hydler


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