May 14, 2013 — Following up on our 7-year anniversary celebration, Literary Death Match returned to Club OBERON in Cambridge for an enchanting night of gleeful whimsy that saw Kim Adrian outduel co-finalist Jacquetta Szathmari 9-3 in a Pulitzer Pictionary finale that went down to the wire, winning Adrian the LDM Boston, Ep. 12 championship.
May 10, 2013 — In a wonderful showcase of all things Maine/awesome, Literary Death Match stormed the Space Gallery to present an electric night — presented by the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance — that saw Lewis Robinson come from way behind to out-guess Susan Conley in a Pulitzer Prize Pictionary finale, winning Robinson the LDM Portland (ME), Ep. 2 crown.
May 9, 2013 — After 44 Manhattan-based events, Literary Death Match is made the obvious move to the better borough, with an offiical Brooklyn debut at Union Hall that saw Alexander Chee outduel co-finalist Alina Simone in an exhilirating Literary Pictionary finale that Chee won with a closer-than-it-seems 9-1 victory, to win him the LDM Brookyn, Ep. 1 crown.
May 8, 2013 — To kick off our planet-hopping May tour, Literary Death Match returned to magical Minneapolis (and more specifically Nomad World Pub) for a humdinger of a night that finished with Allegra Lingo outdueling Christy Marie Kent 3-1 in a raucous game of Literary Pictionary that won Lingo the LDM Twin Cities, Ep. 9 crown.
April 18, 2013 — As a kick off to a lit-filled weekend at the LA Times Festival of Books, Literary Death Match's 20th-ever episode in LA ended in slapstick fashion, as volunteers from the crowd took turns writing Pulitzer Prize-winning author's names with a Sharpie clasped between their toes. The result: Owen Egerton narrowly outdid co-finalist Ophira Eisenberg by a 4-1 score, to win the the LDM LA, Ep. 20 crown!
March 28, 2013 — In one of the great debuts in the history of debuts, Literary Death Match stormed Ljubljana's Kavarna Union with a showcase of the Slovenia's finest talent, that ended when Jana Kolarič outduelled Katja Gorečan in a Spell-Binding finale by a final score of 22-14 to win the nation's newest literary award, the Literary Death Match championship!
March 13, 2013 — In an electric night of wit, lit and comedy crit, Literary Death Match — sponsored by Picador — exploded back onto the London scene with a jam-packed show at Concrete that finished with a "Rave Against the Machine" finale that saw Rebecca Wait outduel co-finalist Ian Kelly in a "Make love, not horse burgers"/All the Pretty Horses spinoff by a narrow margin to win the Literary Death Match championship!
March 12, 2013 — In our first UK show since our game-changing TV pilot shoot, Literary Death Match returned to brilliant Edinburgh (and specifically: Voodoo Rooms) for a lights-out night of never-ending wonderment that saw R A Martens outduel Andrew C. Ferguson in a hotly contested battle of Play Your Literary Cards Right that went to sudden death before Martens was crowned champ.
March 8, 2013 — In an AWP classic to remember, Literary Death Match's 7-Year Spectacular — presented by Painted Bride Quarterly & Brookline Booksmith — threw caution to the win, and cupcakes, too as the wild finale featured finalists Andre Dubus III and Sarah Shun-lien Bynum in Cupcake Shootout that Dubus won by a "George Saunders soul patch," winning the LDM Boston, Ep. 11 at AWP crown!
February 14, 2013 — Literary Death Match kicked off 2013 in LA in grand fashion, with a colossal showcase of love, laughs, lit and wit at Busby's East that concluded with a LDM first-ever: three finalists. The result: Middle Men author Jim Gavin out-valentined Melissa Chadburn and Zarina Zabrisky by a human count of 21-18-11 to win the LDM LA, Ep. 19 championship.