The Morning News Tournament of Books contenders announced

January 7, 2015 1:06 PM

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The Morning News has announced the 16 contenders for the Tournament of Books. Now in its 11th year, the Tournament of Books is the grandaddy of basketball-style book competitions. The winning book takes home The Rooster, which so far has been just a title. I'm still hoping there will be a real rooster someday.

There haven't been any public run-offs. After putting together a longlist of 62 eligible books, 15 of the final titles were chosen by the "embarrassingly small, parochial, mostly homogeneous Tournament of Books staff," writes the Tournament of Books staff.

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