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July 25 (at Southbank Centre)

For a mid-summer night's classic, Literary Death Match returns to the Southbank Centre for a lit-minded spectacle of spoken words, comedic delightments and some silliness thrown in for best effect. Come witness the greatest Monday night your summer 2016 will ever know. Preorder now!

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Judged by Daniel Handler

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.

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August 5-29

Edinburgh's annual Fringe Festival is an epic affair. We've performed the last four years, though we're sitting it out this year, as we rev up for a big autumn. But as we'll be heading to EdFringe from Aug. 18-21, we thought: we should help lead people to some amazing acts. Here's our guide.

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July 30 (at Farmopolis)

From the creators of Literary Death Match comes “LDM Pick ’Em” — a new, live series at Farmopolis where there are no wrong answers, and rarely any right ones. The live panel show brings together three all-star guests for a hilarious, trash-talk-fueled competition. At the start, the host will announce a theme (this time around: Star Wars & London), and after five picks, each panelist will tell why their “team” is the best in all the land, with one being crowned champion.

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The Hamptons, Ep. 1

July 16, 2016 — For our first-ever trip to The Hamptons, Literary Death Match teamed with TSR: The Southampton Review and the Southampton Writers Conference for a star-studded night of literary brilliance, that saw Helen Simonson narrowly outduel co-finalist Tracy M. King-Sanchez in a nip-and-tuck Lone Star Lit II battle in sudden death overtime to win Simonson the LDM Hamptons, Ep. 1 crown, and literary immortality to go with it.

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August 1 (at Soho House LDN)

Al Murray — multi-award-winning comedian (as himself and as The Pub Landlord), author (Watching War Films With My Dad) and drummer — sits down for an intimate conversation with Literary Death Match host Adrian Todd Zuniga, as they spend a lightning-quick hour to discuss comedy, alter-egos, music, the state of politics, everything in between.

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This Week: Stephen Tobolowsky

This week on iTunes: LDM Presents...Stephen Tobolowsky (April 4, 2016) at Soho House West Hollywood. Tobolowsky — actor, author, podcast host and musician — sits down for an intimate conversation with Adrian Todd Zuniga, as they discuss storytelling, performance, laughter, getting it right and everything in between. Subscribe now!

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Future LDMs

17th: SF (Elbo Room)
23rd: Missoula, MT
24th: Champaign, IL
27th: Chicago
28th: Twin Cities


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