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Oakland, Ep. 2

In our return to Oakland, Literary Death Match teamed with the masterminds at ALTA (The American Literary Translators Association) for an all-out night of brilliant lit that and comedy that finished with Edward Gauvin toppling Katherine Silver in a down-to-the-wire game of Literary Spelling Bee III, winning Gauvin the LDM Oakland, Ep. 2 and literary immortality to go with it.

Here's the full lineup from the night:

Literary Merit:
Andrew Lam, PEN Open Book Award-winning author of Perfume Dreams and Birds of Paradise Lost
Dhaya Lakshminarayanan, comedian, winner of Liz Carpenter Political Humor Award (recent winners: Samantha Bee & Wanda Sykes)
Intangibles: Lydia Popovich, comedian, named SF Weekly's #1 Artist to Watch in 2016

Round 1:
* Bae Suah
, multi-award winning South Korean author of A Greater Music and Nowhere to Be Found (with Deborah Smith)
Katherine Silver, translator and co-director of the Banff International Literary Translation Centre
Round 2:
* Edward Gauvin
, writer, award-winning translator and two-time Eisner Award nominee
* Becka McKay, translator, poet and author of A Meteorologist in the Promised Land

Hosted by LDM creator Adrian Todd Zuniga. Produced by Brittany Penzer & Chad Post.

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