9th Annual Morning News Tournament of Books Announced

By Maryann Yin Comment

The ninth annual Morning News Tournament of Books (ToB) will commence in March 2013.

So far, 15 finalists have been revealed. Three titles from the “pre-tournament playoff round” are currently in the running for the sixteenth and final slot. We’ve included the two lists below.

Here’s more from the announcement: “The ToB is an annual springtime event here at the Morning News, where 16 of the year’s best works of fiction enter a March Madness-style battle royale. Today we’re announcing the judges and final books for the 2013 competition as well as the long list of books from which the contenders were selected.”

The 2013 Tournament of Books Finalists

  • HHhH by Laurent Binet
  • The Round House by Louise Erdrich
  • Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  • The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  • Arcadia by Lauren Groff
  • How Should a Person Be? by Sheila Heti
  • May We Be Forgiven by A.M. Homes
  • The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson
  • Ivyland by Miles Klee
  • Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel
  • The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
  • Dear Life by Alice Munro
  • Where’d You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple
  • Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
  • Building Stories by Chris Ware
  • [Winner of the Pre-Tournament Playoff Round]

Pre-Tournament Playoff Round

  • Fobbit by David Abrams
  • Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain
  • The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers