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Perth, Ep. 1

February 24, 2017 — Thanks to the Perth Writers Festival, LDM's long-awaited debut Down Under made for the most magical night in southern hemispheric history, as the historic night saw Hera Lindsay Bird topple Nathan Hill in sudden death in a American Psycho or American President? finale to win Bird the LDM Perth, Ep. 1 crown, and literary immortality to go with it

Here's the full lineup from the night:

Literary Merit: Peadar O’Guilin
, author of The Call, The Volunteer and The Inferior
Performance: Andrea Gibbs, co-founder of Barefaced Stories, actor, host of Weekends with Andrea Gibbs
Intangibles: Osamah Sami
, AWGIE & NSW Premier's Literary Award-winning writer, comedian and actor

Round 1:
* Julie Koh
, award-nominated author of Portable Curiosities
and a The Best Australian Stories regular
* Nathan Hill, debut author of The Nix, a finalist for the Leonard Award from the National Book Critics Circle for Best Debut of 2016

Round 2:
* Jay Kristoff
, 2016 Aurealis- and ABIA Book of the Year award-winning author Nevernight and Stormdancer
* Hera Lindsay Bird
, poet, winner of the Adam Prize and author of Hera Lindsay Bird

Hosted by LDM creator Adrian Todd Zuniga

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