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Charleston, Ep. 1

To start October right, Literary Death Match headed to Charleston — stomping ground for the Bloomsbury Group — as we teamed with the Small Wonder Short Story Festival for a wild night that saw David Swann topple Adam Baron in a brilliant battle of One Star Wonder II, winning Swann the LDM Charleston, UK, Ep. 1 crown and literary immortality to go with it. 

Here is the full lineup from the night of:

Literary Merit: Alex Clark
, literary critic and contributor to The Observer, The Guardian and way more
Performance: Kirsty Logan
, acclaimed author of The Gracekeepers and A Portable Shelter
Intangibles: Chris Power, writer, reviewer, and author of the Guardian’s Brief Survey of the Short Story blog

Round 1:

* Adam Baron, novelist and comedian, author of new novel Blackheath
* Lesley Thomson, award-winning author of A Kind of Vanishing and the Detective’s Daughter series
Round 2:
* Petina Gappah, author of An Elegy for Easterly, winner of the Guardian First Book Prize
David Swann, poet and short story writer, author of The Privilege of Rain

Hosted by LDM creator Adrian Todd Zuniga. Produced by Tanya Andrews.