The Tournament of Books has gotten away from me a bit, but in a small surprise, Canadian Stephen Marche has outran Run by Ann Patchett, and Junot Diaz (for my money, the odds on favourite) over Laura Lippman's What the Dead Know. Run was rather good, but not on the level of Bel Canto, and while Lippman is a very well regarded crime writer, the Tournament isn't really genre driven as yet.
That's six matches and your winners are
Tree of Smoke
Let The Northern Lights Erase Your Name
Then We Came to the End
You Don't Love Me Yet
Shining at the Bottom of the Sea
Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
links to all titles are here.
A betting man would have to concede that Junot Diaz has the inside track so far, but Vendela Vida is the surprise so far
Much more to come
Posted by Dave