February 24, 2015 — To warm up your chilly February, Picador brought their best new releases from their hottest young authors to LDM at Century Club for a knee-quaking gem that saw David Whitehouse topple Molly McGrann in a Literary Booze finale (less inebriating than it sounds) that won Whitehouse the London, Ep. 45 crown.
January 31, 2015 — Literary Death Match returned to Elbo Room for an all-star laden celebration that spun wigs with a rollicking night that finished in sudden-death overtime as Jeff Greenwald outlasted Leo Bryant in a blazing game of Original or Adapted? to win Greenwald the LDM SF, Ep. 58 crown.
January 22, 2014 — Literary Death Match's 2015 debut was a romp for the generations (and the longest show in LDM history!), jam-packed with brilliant readings, comedic absurdity to the infinite degree, and all of it ended with Peter Mehlman outdueling Mary Anna King in overtime in a Original or Adapted finale that won Mehlman the LDM LA, Ep. 35 crown.
For the last four years, I've written a LDM Year in Review. And this year, like last year, I'm writing it way past when it would make sense (mid-January seems like a good cut off). I drag my feet, I realize, because recapping a year — one that featured 50 LDM events around the world — means looking back. And at the beginning of a new year, I want to look forward. Particularly this year, which is the year LDM is trying to make a colossal leap.
December 15, 2014 — In a literary event masquerading as our Xmas party, Literary Death Match pulled out all the stops with a respite from the mindless, booze-fueled holiday shindigs for a mindful, booze-fueled holiday-themed literary and comedic celebration that ended with Isley Lynn blurting out the final answer in a Literary 20 Questions finale to narrowly topple co-finalist Alex Christofi and win Lynn the LDM London, Ep. 44 crown.
December 10, 2014 — Our final US Literary Death Match of 2014 at Largo at the Coronet was a yuletide-riddled affair with so much merriment and levity, wigs literally and literarily spun. In support of NoMore.org, the brilliant night ended with Sarah Colonna outdueling Héctor Tobar in a 20 Questions finale to win Colonna the LDM LA, Ep. 34 crown.
December 5, 2014 — In our final jaunt SF-ward this year, a knockout lineup of charmsters and charmstresses convened for a holiday jolt of levity, literature and sweetness, in a night that ended with Maisha Z. Johnson outdueling Janine Kovac in a down-to-the-wire Literary 20 Questions finale, winning Johnson the LDM SF, Ep. 57 crown.
November 21, 2014 — In our yearly gallop to the glowing-skies of southern Florida, we once again teamed up with Miami Book Fair International for a Florida-themed event that brought South Beach to its knees (or at least Wynwood) as Jennine Capó Crucet outdueled co-finalist Liz Tracy in a down-to-the-wire Literary Charades finale to win Capó Crucet the LDM Miami, Ep. 6 crown.
November 6, 2014 — LDM headed back to the Contemporary Jewish Museum for our annual November pilgrimage (to team up with Reboot’s Unscrolled) for a literary-skewed night of laughter and unusual Torah commentary that ended with Gabe Delahaye outdueling Karen Leibowitz in an electric Literary Judaic Charades finale to win Delahaye the LDM SF, Ep. 56 crown.
October 26, 2014 — After too long a time away, we returned to warm the cockles of your heart with our first show of the autumn at our old Shoreditch favourite Concrete where Chris O'Dowd & Nick Vincent Murphy outdueled Janina Matthewson in a sudden-death Literary Charades finale to win O'Dowd & Murphy the LDM London, Ep. 43 crown.