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Saturday
Jun042016

London, Ep. 57

June 4, 2016 — To celebrate LDM's summer in London we returned to the glorious Stoke Newington Literary Festival for a West Hackney event at St. Paul's Church (where else?) for a gleeful night that ended with Rebecca Mackenzie outlasting co-finalist Ka Bradley in a LDM 20 Questions finale to win Mackenzie the LDM London, Ep. 57 crown, and literary immortality to go with it.  

Here is the full lineup from the night of:

JUDGES:
Literary Merit: Crystal Mahey-Morgan
, publisher, founder of Own It! London, creative publishing strategist
Performance: Will Smith, award-winning TV writer (Veep; The Thick of It) author of Mainlander
Intangibles: Salena Godden, poet and author of Springfield Road and Fishing in the Aftermath

READERS:
* Andy Riley
, author/illustrator of ten books including The Book of Bunny Suicides series. Emmy Award-winning scriptwriter whose credits include Veep, Black Books and Little Britain.
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John Osborne, writer, poet, performer, author and creator of the sitcom After Hours (Sky1)
* Rebecca Mackenzie, poet and performer and author of the debut novel In A Land Of Paper Gods
* Ka Bradley, editor at Granta and Portobello Books; winner of the 2016 Shooter Short Story Prize

Hosted by LDM creator Adrian Todd Zuniga & LDM Exec Producer Suzanne Azzopardi

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