Camp ToB 2019

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The Final

It’s the last day of camp—and time to announce which book you voted to send to the 2020 Tournament of Books.

Andrew Womack: You cast your votes, the results are in, and Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli is heading to the 2020 Tournament of Books.

And with that, it’s time to clean out our cabins and make our way home. Please be out before the fumigation crew shows up at 2 p.m. With all the talk about bedbugs, we want to be safe.

Rosecrans Baldwin: Before we head out, thanks to everyone—all of our Activity Leaders, Commentariat commenters, and the many more of you hanging out quietly—who read books with us this summer for Camp ToB. We had a lot of fun, and once again we want to say an enormous thank you to the Sustaining Members who made it possible. If you haven’t joined their ranks yet, whether as a Sustaining Member or one-time donor, please consider stepping up today so we can continue to produce the Tournament of Books and all of its extensions for years to come. You have our deep gratitude.

Andrew: It’s true, and we can’t stress it enough. The Tournament of Books—and now Camp ToB—happens because of your generosity. The Rooster used to be an annual thing, but now it’s a year-round affair. And planning is already in full swing for all three of our 2020 events: the Tournament of Books in March, next summer’s Camp ToB, and the Tournament of Tournaments (which still needs a name, but you know what we’re talking about).

Rosecrans: We’ll be back around the middle of November with our 2020 long list, so keep an eye out for that. Better yet, subscribe to the Rooster Newsletter to be notified the moment we post the list.

Andrew: And that’s it for the summer. Thank you again. We’ll see you soon!


The Tournament of Books’ organizers Andrew Womack and Rosecrans Baldwin are TMN’s co-founders. Baldwin’s most recent book is Everything Now, winner of the 2022 California Book Award. For his other books, try More by The Tournament of Books Staff

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