July 21, 2015 — In our annual showcase at one LA's most brilliant cultural meccas, Literary Death Match returned to Hammer Museum for a brilliant night of literature, whimsy, witticism that ended with Liana Maeby out-dueling Jillian Lauren in a wild Cyrillic Off! that netted Maeby the LDM LA, Ep. 38 crown.
June 22, 2015 — To celebrate the summer solstice, Literary Death Match returned to The Bell House in Brooklyn for our lone NY-based show of the summer, in a showcase of sparkling, high-energy dazzlement that ended with Naomi Jackson outdueling co-finalist Dorothea Lasky in a semi-wild game of Literary Musical Chairs, winning Jackson the LDM Brooklyn, Ep. 5 crown.
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.