Meanjin is currently conducting a Tournament of Books — a sporting tournament for people who don’t like sport. Sixteen fiction titles by some of Australia's finest female writers are competing 'head to head' in a series of knockout rounds. Books are judged in pairs and the winner proceeds to the next round.
The first two matches in Round One have been completed: Joan London's Gilgamesh beat Michelle de Kretser's The Lost Dog and Helen Garner's The Children's Bach knocked out Elizabeth Jolley's Mr Scobie's Riddle.
Follow the competition on the Tournament of Books webpage or via Twitter at @Meanjin and vote for your favourite eliminated book in the upcoming Zombie Round.