It's the 2023 ToB presented by Field Notes!

Welcome to the 2023 Tournament of Books presented by Field Notes. And look, a brand new website! It’s time to Rooster!


Dean Allen

Blogger and book designer Dean Allen on watching people get bopped on the head.

Site: Textism

DOB: 2 June, 1966

What do you do:
Scowl at blocks of text

Favorite book:
Charlotte’s Web

Bare Bones Software

What makes you laugh:
I tried once to devise a formula for this, with elements of expectation and surprise, suffering and non sequiturs, but I always come back to seeing someone bopped on the head with a long-handled Turkish coffee pot.

Charity worth giving to:
Médecins Sans Frontières

Five words that sound good:
Imbroglio, luncheon, dipsomaniac, gymnasium, figpecker

Rosecrans Baldwin co-founded TMN with publisher Andrew Womack in 1999. His latest book is Everything Now: Lessons From the City-State of Los Angeles. More information can be found at More by Rosecrans Baldwin