April 5, 2017 — For our 2017 London debut, we teamed with the brillianteurs behind The Good Immigrant for a sold out, immigrant-fueled night of words at Southbank Centre that saw Tahmima Anam outduel Kayo Chingonyi in a American Psycho or American President? finale that went down to the wire, with Anam nailing the final answer, and winning the LDM London, Ep. 61 crown, and literary immortality to go with it.
On the night of November 8, when it had become clear that Donald J. Trump was going to be the next…oh, god, don’t make me say it…President of the United States, I turned to my oldest friend, on the couch next to me, and said, “For the next four years we’re going to see some incredible art.”
This week on iTunes: LDM Brooklyn, Ep. 8 (January 24, 2017) at The Bell House. Judges: Heben Nigatu (Another Round); Carson Kressley (Queer Eye); Akilah Hughes (YouTuber); Roy Wood, Jr. (The Daily Show). Readers: Porochista Khakpour (The Last Illusion); Ashley C. Ford (writer/editor); Min Jin Lee (Pachinko); Daniel Alarcón (Lost City Radio). Hosted by LDM creator Adrian Todd Zuniga. Subscribe now!
Congratulations to Karen Harryman's story "The World Is Never So Kind" winner the first-ever Literary Death Match's 250-Word Bookmark Contest judged by Daniel Handler (a.k.a. Lemony Snicket). Karen wins $1,000, and her story will appear on a bookmark distributed to all LDM events through 2016. The two runners-up: Carmiel Banasky and Tessa White who will each receive $100. All finalists will be invited to read at LDM events.