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Chicago, Ep. 10

In a sterling return, Literary Death Match wound back through Chicago for a night at Subterranean that saw Vu Tran outduel co-finalist Nnedi Okorafor in a hotly-contested Quiz of Death battle by a score of 16-12, winning Tran the LDM Chicago, Ep. 10 crown, and literary immortality to go with it.

Here is the full lineup from the night of:

Literary Merit: Rebecca Makkai
, award-winning author of Music for Wartime who has appeared four times Best American Short Stories
Performance: Ada Cheng, a renegade academic and professor turned storyteller, improviser and comedian
Intangibles: Mike Gifford, essayist, comedian, director and original ensemble member at The Shithole

Round 1:
* Hannah Gamble
, author of Your Invitation to a Modest Breakfast, part of the 2011 National Poetry Series
* Vu Tran, novelist and Whiting Award-winning author of Dragonfish
Round 2:
* Nnedi Okorafor
, World Fantasy Award-winning author of Who Fears Death, Kabu Kabu and Akata Witch
C. Russell Price, Lambda Fellow in Poetry; author of Tonight, We Fuck The Trailer Park Out Of Each Other

Hosted by LDM creator Adrian Todd Zuniga. Produced by Danielle Susi.