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Manchester, Ep. 1

April 22, 2016 — To continue our globe-tripping run of 10-Year Anniversary celebrations, Literary Death Match sprinkled a long-overdue city debut into the mix, finally making our Manchester debut at Gorilla — presented by Bad Language and sponsored by Picador — on a genius night that saw Fat Roland outduel Keisha Thompson in a Literary Spelling Bee to win the LDM Manchester, Ep. 1 crown.

Here's the night's full lineup:

Literary Merit: Joe Stretch
, Somerset Maugham Award-winning author of The Adult, Friction and Wildlife
Performance: Rebecca England
, writer, actor and cast member in Murder, Inc.
Intangibles: Harriet Dyer
, Laughter Lounge Award-winning comedian and performer, host of Barking Tales

* Sarah Butler
, author of Before the Fire and Ten Things I've Learnt About Love 
* Emma Chapman, author of Dylan Thomas Prize long-listed How To Be A Good Wife and  The Last Photograph
* Keisha Thompson, poet, singer, philosophy & politics graduate
* Trevor Byrne
, author of Ghosts and Lightning, a Book of the Year in The Guardian and The Irish Times

Hosted by LDM creator Adrian Todd Zuniga.