The Three Percent website is proudly hosting the 2014 World Cup of Literature. It’s the brain child of Chad W. Post the publisher of Open Letter Books and editor of the Three Percent website in Rochester, NY. It pits “all of the World Cup qualifying countries against one another in a battle for world literature supremacy. (At least until the next World Cup.)”
According to Chad the competition “will be a 32-book knock-out tournament that will run around the same time as the actual World Cup of Football Soccering… Each “match” will pit two books against one another and will be judged by one of our fifteen illustrious judges. (If you’re illustrious and a judge, let me know. We need a few more good readers.) They’ll assign a soccer-like score and one of the two books will move on. (No draws! Because we are America and America is about winning and teams that don’t win as the winning team.)”
To get the full low-down, check out 2014 World Cup of Literature: The Details
(Thanks to John Riley of Gabriel Books for suggesting ATG’s daily quirkies.)
Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.