In our annual return to the City of Light, Literary Death Match is once again teaming with the Paris American Academy Writing Workshop for a brilliant eve in the 5eme (the arrondissement that Hemingway built — right?) that will be riddled with literary smarts, loveliness aboudn and comedy en masse. Don't dare miss it! Preorder now!
What is Literary Death Match? Four writers read their own work for seven minutes or less, and are then judged by three all-star judges. Two finalists are chosen to compete in the Literary Death Match finale, a vaguely-literary game to decide the ultimate winner.
Literary Merit: Yelena Moskovich, playwright and author of The Natashas
Performance: Frank Spotnitz , award-winning screenwriter, creator of The Man in the High Castle and X-Files writer/producer
Intangibles: Etgar Keret, multi-award-winning Israeli author of The Seven Good Years, Suddenly, a Knock on the Doorand The Nimrod Flipout
* Nadja Spiegelman, graphic novelist, author of the new memoir I'm Supposed to Protect You from All This
* Lauren Grodstein, author of The Explanation for Everything and A Friend of the Family
* Darin Strauss, National Book Critics Circle Award-winning author of Half a Life
* Thomas Chatterton Williams, author of Losing My Cool; journalist (The New Yorker, VQR and beyond)
Hosted by LDM Creator Adrian Todd Zuniga
Lineup is subject to change.
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Literary Death Match