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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.

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 most recent book Paris, I Love You but You’re Bringing Me Down was named GQ’s 18th best thing of 2012, nine pegs short of Maroon 5’s Adam Levine. Nozlee Samadzadeh is the ToB’s producer. More by The Tournament of Books Staff