San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
We turn the cruelest month on its head, as Literary Death Match partners with the Pen World Voices Festival for our Ace Hotel debut. Get ready for a night of international literary marvels, hysterical judging, and general wonderment. 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.
Literary Merit: Jay McInerney, award-winning author of Bright Lights, Big City, The Good Life & How It Ended
Performance: Parker Posey, award-winning actress from Grace of Monaco, Louie, Waiting for Guffman & more
Intangibles: Michael Ian Black, comedian from The State and Stella and author of You're Not Doing it Right
* Alona Kimhi, award-winning Israeli actress and author of Weeping Susannah
* Kevin Barry, multi-award winning Irish author of City of Bohane
* Bae Suah, Korean author of Highway with Green Apples
* Saeed Jones, editor of @BuzzFeedLGBT and author of the forthcoming Prelude to Bruise
Hosted by LDM creator Adrian Todd Zuniga. Produced by James J. Williams III.
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Literary Death Match