San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
A celebration 8 years in the making, Literary Death Match returns to London to celebrate our 8th birthday at our Shoreditch home of Concrete. Things to expect: bemusement; stonking literature; surprise; at least one person wearing elbow patches; drinks; lightness; calamity. Preorder now!
What is Literary Death Match? 4 authors read their own work for 7 minutes or less. They're judged by 3 all-star judges who respond (often comedically) to the work before choosing 2 finalists to compete in the LDM finale, a vaguely literary game (think Pin the Mustache on Hemingway) to decide the ultimate champion.
*Natalie Haynes, author of The Amber Fury, broadcaster, reviewer, classicist, judge of many literary prizes.
*Rosie Wilby, award winning comedian, broadcaster (Radio 4 Loose Ends, Midweek, Summer Nights & Woman’s Hour) and writer.
*Peter Rosengard, Author of Talking to Strangers; the Adventures of a Life Insurance Salesman, Godfather of The Comedy Store and the Guinness world-record holder for the biggest Life Insurance policy ever sold!
* Naomi Wood, Eccles Centre British Library Award winner & author of Mrs. Hemingway and The Godless Boys
* Emma Jane Unsworth, Betty Trask Award winning author of Hungry, The Stars and Everything and Animals
* Jonathan Gibbs, book review for The Independent and author of Randall, or The Painted Grape (June 2014)
* George Chopping, poet-performer extraordinaire!
When & Where
Literary Death Match