Today in the 2012 Tournament of Books

Today in the 2012 Tournament of Books

After three weeks of grueling battle, we’re down to two books. In today’s final, Duncan Murrell picks between Open City by Teju Cole and The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt, with help from the entire judges panel. Were your score predictions from yesterday correct?

And finally, before we all go down for a stiff drink and a very long nap, we’d like to thank our ever-wise judges, talented authors, and above all you, our invaluable community of readers, for the best tournament yet. The Rooster’s crows are fading into the distance, but we’ll be back 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 rosecransbaldwin.com. More by The Tournament of Books Staff