This afternoon, the NCAA March Madness Tournament will officially begin. The literary team couldn’t be more excited for the hours of competition that lie ahead of us. During our obsessive online research of the tournament, we stumbled across a LITERARY BRACKET. This bracket, created by Field Notes, pits the biggest books of 2011 against each other in an epic battle judged by editors and writers. We’re thrilled to see that 1Q84 and SWAMPLANDIA! are still in the running and are pulling for OPEN CITY to make it past the first round as well. Thanks to our favorite book store, Powell’s Books, for hosting the Literary Tournament!