Rooster awarded

Ali Smith’s The Accidental has won the final Tournament of Books match. I voted for Sam Lipsyte’s Home Land, as did Mark Sarvas, Brigid Hughes, Karl Iagnemma, Choire Sicha and Andrew Womack. Also, Anthony Doerr, who said, “If either book deserves an angry cock stuffed into a crate, it’s Home Land.” The other (voting) judges put their weight behind Smith’s book.

Final tally: Smith 9, Lipsyte 7, Dale Peck abstaining.


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