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London, Ep. 59

July 25, 2016 — For a mid-summer night's classic, Literary Death Match returned to the Southbank Centre for a lit-minded spectacle of spoken words and comedic delightments that ended with Natashia Deon outdueling Harry Baker in a hotly-contested sudden-death One Star Wonder finale to win Deon the LDM London, Ep. 59 crown, and literary immortality to go with it.

Here is the full lineup from the night of:

Literary Merit: Hadley Freeman
, Guardian writer, and author of Life Moves Pretty Fast and Be Awesome
Shappi Khorsandi, comedian and author of the novel Nina is Not OK and the memoir A Beginner's Guide To Acting English
Intangibles: Marcel Lucont, winner of the 2015 Chortle and 2013 Fringe World Best Comedy Awards and star of EdFringe 2016's Marcel Lucont's Whine List

* Natashia Deon
, PEN Center USA Emerging Voices fellow; author of the debut novel Grace
* Ayisha Malik, author of the debut novel Sofia Khan Is Not Obliged
* Harry Baker, World Slam Champion poet, author of The Sunshine Kid
* Simon Booker, screenwriter for BBC1 and ITV and debut author of Without Trace

Hosted by LDM creator Adrian Todd Zuniga

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