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London, Ep. 60

October 16, 2016 — Literary Death Match returned to London for Southbank Centre's brilliant London Literature Festival, and living up the the festival's theme — Living in Future Times — LDM delivered a showcase of some of the best for years to come, ending with Luisa Omielan outdueling Paula Varjack in a Cyrillic Off that won her the LDM London, Ep. 60 crown, and literary immortality to go with it.

Here's the full lineup from the night:

Literary Merit:
Chris Power, writer, reviewer, author of the Guardian’s Brief Survey of the Short Story blog
Performance: Sofie Hagen
, award-winning Danish comedian, writer and podcaster
Intangibles: Nish Kumar, comedian, Foster's Comedy Award finalist and host of Newsjack for Radio 4 Extra

Round 1:

* Paula Varjack
, performer, producer, video artist, creator of the Anti-Slam, and 1/2 of Varjack & Simpson
* David Bodanis
, futurist, award-winning author of Electric Universe & Einstein's Greatest Mistake (Oct. 2016)
Round 2:
* Luisa Omielan
, comedian, performer and author of What Would Beyonce Do?!
Sabrina Mahfouz, award-winning playwright, actor and author of The Clean Collection and Chef

Hosted by LDM creator Adrian Todd Zuniga.