January 20, 2011 The Morning News has entered Amy Greene’s debut novel Bloodroot in its Seventh Annual Tournament of Books. The competition, which pits sixteen of the most critically acclaimed novels of the previous year against each other in a seeded bracket, doesn’t kick off until March 7. The news today “will allow time for Tournament fans to begin reading so they can follow along with the blood sport,” notes the press release. The author of the winning book wins a live rooster, the official Tournament of Books mascot (named for the brother of David Sedaris). At Chapter 16, we’re betting on Amy Greene, and not because she might be the only author in the competition who’s met an actual rooster. Bloodroot is absolutely a brilliant book.
Read more about this year’s Tournament of Books here.