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Missoula, Ep. 1

In a debut for the Big Sky ages, Literary Death Match teamed with the Montana Book Festival for our Missoula debut at The Wilma which saw Sunil Yapa outduel Rachel M. Harper in a down-to-the-last clue battle of Lone Star Lit, winning Yapa the LDM Missoula, Ep. 1 crown, and literary immortality to go with it.

Here is the full lineup from the night of:

Literary Merit:
Richard Fifield, debut novelist of The Flood Girls
Performance: Lily Gladstone
, actress and co-star of the film Certain Women (releasing Oct. 16)
Intangibles: Jeremy Sauter, Paramount Pictures marketing consultant

* Tom Hallman Jr., Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist; author of Dispatches from 1320
* Rachel M. Harper
, author of This Side of Providence & Brass Ankle Blues (Borders Original Voices finalist) 
* Sunil Yapa,
Asian American Short Story Contest-winning author of Your Heart Is a Muscle the Size of a Fist
* Jen Karetnick
, award-winning poet, journalist, critic and author of American Sentencing

Hosted by LDM creator Adrian Todd Zuniga. Produced by Rachel Mindell.