Tournament of Books

The fifth annual Tournament of Books is currently in progress. The tournament—dubbed the “battle royale of literary excellence”—pits 16 of the best novels published in the previous year against each other to find the winner of the coveted Rooster.

Round one:

  1. 2666 vs. Steer Toward Rock
  2. Netherland vs. A Partisan’s Daughter
  3. The White Tiger vs. Harry, Revisited
  4. Unaccustomed Earth vs. City of Refuge
  5. Shadow Country vs. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks
  6. The Northern Clemency vs. The Lazarus Project
  7. A Mercy vs. The Dart League King
  8. Home vs. My Revolution

The first five matches have already taken place (winners in bold), and a new match will be played every weekday in March. The ‘Zombie’ round brings two books back from the dead (two that were previously eliminated).

Previous years: 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005.