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Brooklyn, Ep. 10

July 12, 2017 — To defeat the scald of Brooklyn summer, Literary Death Match returned to the ever-cool of The Bell House for a night that saw the first-ever four-finalist finale, in which Lisa Ko outdueled Rakesh Satyal, Jamie Brickhouse and Lauren Duca, in a tense Literary Spelling Bee III finale to win Ko the LDM Brooklyn, Ep. 10 crown, and literary immortality to go with it.

Here's the full lineup from the night:

Literary Merit: Kashana Cauley, writer for The Daily Show, featured in The Atlantic, Buzzfeed, Esquire, The New Yorker, Pitchfork and Rolling Stone
Loryn Brantz
, award-winning children’s book author of Feminist Baby and Harvey the Child Mime, two-time Emmy Award-winning illustrator, regular Buzzfeed contributor
Intangibles: Damien Lemon, comedian/actor featured in Night Train with Wyatt Cenac and Broad City
Super-Intangibles: Aparna Nancherla, comedian (Just Putting It Out There), actor (Crashing; Master of None); writer (most recently: Late Night with Seth Meyers)

Round 1: 
* Rakesh Satyal, Lambda Award-winning author of Blue Boy and the all-new No One Can Pronounce My Name
* Lisa Ko,
award-winning author of The Leavers (2016 PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction), who also appeared in Best American Short Stories 2016

Round 2: 
* Jamie Brickhouse
, three-time MOTH Slam Champ, author of Dangerous When Wet: A Memoir of Booze Sex and My Mother
* Lauren Duca, Shorty Award-winning journalist, columnist for Teen Vogue (including Donald Trump is Gaslighting America)

Hosted by LDM creator Adrian Todd Zuniga

Where: The Bell House, 149 7th St, Brooklyn (map)
8pm start; 7pm doors
Cost: $12 preorder; $15 at the door