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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:

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

Round 1

Jensen Beach, author of the story collections Swallowed by the Cold and From Out of the House Proceed
Ali Eteraz, author of the critically acclaimed Native Believer and Children of Dust: Portrait of a Muslim as a Young Man
Round 2
Diana Abu-Jaber, award-winning author of Life Without a Recipe, Birds of Paradise and Origin
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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