June 6, 2015 — On a perfect summer night in Jolly Ol', Literary Death Match partnered with Picador Books to present a spectacular at the Stoke Newington Literary Festival which saw Will Smith out-duel co-finalist Lissa Evans in a Literary Play Your Cards Right finale by a 2-1 score to win Smith the LDM London, Ep. 51 crown.
June 1, 2015 — After 2.5 years away, Literary Death Match returned to dazzling Oslo for a brilliant Kulturhuset debut that saw Birger Emanuelsen topple Linda Klakken after a wowing come-from-behind victory in a stirring game of Musical Chairs to win Emanuelsen the LDM Oslo, Ep. 3 crown.
May 29, 2015 — To celebrate our 50th-ever LDM in London we headed to the gorgeous, rarely-seen chapel at King's College London for our Australia & NZ Festival of Literature & Arts spectacular that ended in a blaze of brilliance as Selina Tusitala Marsh narrowly toppled Omar Musa in an Author Jumble to win Marsh the LDM London, Ep. 50 crown.
May 23, 2015 — In our annual pilgrimmage to one of the most fascinating literary cities in the world, Literary Death Match teamed with the all-new Helsinki Lit festival for a glorious return to Finland in which Emma Hooper toppled Mathias Rosenlund in a sudden death Literary Musical Chairs battle to win Hooper the LDM Helsinki, Ep. 5 crown.
May 18, 2015 — For our biggest-ever London show, we took over the Spiegeltent at London Wonderground on the South Bank for an electric night — sponsored by Picador — that finished with Nat Luurtsema narrowly outdueling Amber Tamblyn in a sudden-death One Star Wonder finale to win Luurtsema the LDM London, Ep. 49 crown.
May 14, 2015 — In preparation for our first-ever Edinburgh Fringe run in August (23rd-30th), Literary Death Match headed to the The Mash House for a calamity of the highest literary-witerary-oddballerary order that finished with Graeme Macrae Burnet outdueling Lucy Ribchester in a hotly-contested battle of Literary Spelling Bee II that won Burnet the LDM Edinburgh, Ep. 9 crown.
May 13, 2015 — Literary Death Match returned to Ireland's capital with a lineup aimed at bringing the house down at The Grand Social, and that's exactly what happened, as the sterling night finished with Alvy Carragher outdueling James Moran in a somewhat baffling Literary Charades finale featuring great Irish books to win Carragher the LDM Dublin, Ep. 9 crown.
May 5, 2015 — To kick off a three-shows-in-one-month London run, we teamed with Quercus Books to bring LDM to the The Ace Hotel in Shoreditch for a night that featured an endless array of literary talent, judging loveliness and a wild finale that culminated with Team Tom Moran outdueling Team Jessica Cornwell in a down-to-the-wire game of Literary Musical Chairs to win Moran the LDM London, Ep. 48 crown.
April 25, 2015 — To close out an insane April, Literary Death Match headed to southeast Pennsylvania to partner with the Montgomery County Poet Laureate program to celebrate National Poetry Month in style. The fantastic night ended with Ryan Torres outlasting Autumn Konopka by a score of 12-11 in a hotly contested battle in Literary Spelling Bee II, winning Torres the LDM Montgomery County, Ep. 1 crown.
April 24, 2015 — In what was a triumph of great literary and oddball magnitude, Literary Death Match returned to Edith Wharton's The Mount — our second event in her stable! — for what a chilly, magical night of exceeding talent and wiseacre whimsy that ended with Jedediah Berry outlasting Courtney Maum in sudden death overtime in a wild battle of Literary Spelling Bee II to win Berry the LDM Berkshires, Ep. 2 crown.