Quarterfinals of the WWCOL and Beyond [Women's World Cup of Literature]

As anyone following the tournament already knows, we’re down to the final six books:

Australia: Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

Cameroon: Dark Heart of the Night by Léonora Miano, translated from the French by Tamsin Black

Canada: Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood

Colombia: Delirium by Laura Restrepo, translated from the Spanish by Natasha Wimmer

Costa Rica: Assault on Paradise by Tatiana Lobo, translated from the Spanish by Asa Zatz

Germany: The Hottest Dishes of the Tartar Cuisine by Alina Bronsky, translated from the German by Tim Mohr

Which, after re-ranking the teams based on goal differential from their first two wins, results in this bracket:

So, we have five matches left . . . the two quarterfinals matches, two semis, and the championship.

These last rounds will kick off tomorrow and will run like this:

Thursday, July 2nd Quarterfinal #1: Assault on Paradise (Costa Rica) vs. Delirium (Colombia)

Friday, July 3rd Quarterfinal #2: Burial Rites (Australia) vs. Dark Heart of the Night (Cameroon)

Tuesday, July 7th Semifinal #1: Assault/Delirium vs. The Hottest Dishes of the Tartar Cuisine (Germany)

Wednesday, July 8th Semifinal #2: Burial/Dark Heart vs. Oryx & Crake (Canada)

Friday, July 10th Championship: Assault/Delirium/Hottest Dishes vs. _Burial/Dark Heart/Oryx)

So come back tomorrow to find out who will be going up against Alina Bronsky, the German juggernaut.


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