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Saturday
Nov192016

Miami, Ep. 8

November 19, 2016 — Our annual drop-in to the Miami Book Fair International (at the author's party) was a single hour of absolute bliss, a magical show that finished with Kim Addonizio toppling Ali Eteraz in a fierce Lone Star Lit II battle that went down to the wire, with Addonizio nailing the final question to win her the LDM Miami, Ep. 8 crown, and literary immortality to go with it.

Here's the entire lineup from the night:

JUDGES:
Literary Merit: Eileen Myles,
Lambda Literary Award-winning author of Chelsea Girls & I Must Be Living Twice
Performance: Laura Jane Grace
, lead singer of Against Me! and author of Tranny
Intangibles: Keith Knight, award-winning cartoonist of the K Chronicles

READERS:
Round 1

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Jensen Beach, author of the story collections Swallowed by the Cold and From Out of the House Proceed
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Ali Eteraz, author of the critically acclaimed Native Believer and Children of Dust: Portrait of a Muslim as a Young Man
Round 2
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Diana Abu-Jaber, award-winning author of Life Without a Recipe, Birds of Paradise and Origin
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Kim Addonizio, award-winning poet, novelist and author of Tell Me (a National Book Award Finalist)

Hosted by LDM creator Adrian Todd Zuniga. Produced by Nicole Swift.

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