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Presenting the 2015 Tournament of Books Brackets and Schedule

The 2015 Rooster crows on March 9, which means it’s time to download this year’s brackets to make your picks for which books will live, which ones will die, and which ones will live, then die, then get zombified in the 2015 Tournament of Books, presented by Field Notes.

Download your 2015 Tournament of Books brackets [pdf]

Below is this year’s schedule of when each match-up will take place. Click on the below book titles for a 30 percent discount on our competitors from Powell’s.

March 5
ToB Introduction
by Kevin Guilfoile & John Warner

Opening Round

March 9
The Bone Clocks v. Adam
Judged by Matthea Harvey

March 10
All the Birds, Singing v. A Brief History of Seven Killings
Judged by Elliot Ackerman

March 11
All the Light We Cannot See v. Wittgenstein Jr
Judged by Elisabeth Donnelly

March 12
The Paying Guests v. A Brave Man Seven Storeys Tall
Judged by Stephen Marche

March 13
Dept. of Speculation v. Annihilation
Judged by Victor LaValle

March 16
Station Eleven v. An Untamed State
Judged by Alice Sola Kim

March 17
Redeployment v. Silence Once Begun
Judged by Christina Bevilacqua

March 18
Everything I Never Told You v. Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay
Judged by Tayari Jones

Quarterfinals

March 19
TBD v. TBD
Judged by Manuel Gonzales

March 20
TBD v. TBD
Judged by Meg Wolitzer

March 23
TBD v. TBD
Judged by Jessica Lamb-Shapiro

March 24
TBD v. TBD
Judged by Victor “Kool A.D.” Vazquez

Semifinals

March 25
TBD v. TBD
Judged by Laura Cogan

March 26
TBD v. TBD
Judged by J. Courtney Sullivan

Zombie Round

March 27
Zombie Pick No. 1 v. TBD
Judged by Nicole Cliffe

March 30
Zombie Pick No. 2 v. TBD
Judged by Stephin Merritt

Championship

March 31
TBD v. TBD
Judged by Amanda McClendon + All Judges

Tournament commissioner Kevin Guilfoile is the author most recently of A Drive Into the Gap. Tournament color commentator John Warner’s debut novel The Funny Man was published by Soho Press in 2011. Tournament chairs Andrew Womack and Rosecrans Baldwin are TMN’s co-founders. Baldwin’s next novel is forthcoming from Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Nozlee Samadzadeh is the ToB’s producer. More by The Tournament of Books Staff