End of Round Two – ToB
The Morning News has announced the end of Round Two in the Tournament of Books:
2666, by Robert Bolano vs.
The Partisan’s Daughter, by Louiis de Bernieres
Harry, Revised, by Mark Sarvas vs. City of Refuge, by Tom Piazza
Shadow Country, by Peter Matthiessen vs.
The Lazarus Project, by Aleksandar Hemon
A Mercy, by Toni Morrison vs.
My Revolutions, by Hari Kunzru
The last face-off in this round was judged by smart aleck/writer/occasional Daily Show guest/PC personifier John Hodgman, who was a literary agent in a previous life. You can read his decision on the Morrison vs. Kunzru contest here. One of the bouts in the Semifinal Round will be judged by Pulitzer winner (for The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao) Junot Diaz.