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Portland, Ep. 3

November 5, 2016 — On what was an absolutely magical night riddled with whimsy, Literary Death Match teamed with the brillianteurs at Wordstock: Portland's Book Festival for an evening of wonder that finished with Rivka Galchen narrowly toppling co-finalist Jason Reynolds in a knock-down/drag-out Lone Star Lit II battle, winning Galchen the LDM Portland, Ep. 3 crown, and literary immortality to go with it. 

Here's the full lineup from the night:

Literary Merit: Rob Spillman
, editor and co-founder of Tin House and author of All Tomorrow's Parties
Performance: Bri Pruett
, comedian, Portland Mercury contributor, co-host of Earthquake Hurricane
Intangibles: Sherman Alexie, poet and PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction-winning author of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian and Thunder Boy Jr.

Round 1:
* Jason Reynolds
, award-winning author of When I Was the Greatest and Ghost (Track)
* Nicola Yoon
, NY Times bestselling author of Everything, Everything and The Sun Is Also A Star
Round 2:
* Rivka Galchen,
award-winning author of Little Labors and Atmospheric Disturbances),
* Alexander Chee, award-winning author of author of The Queen Of The Night and Edinburgh

Hosted by LDM creator Adrian Todd Zuniga. Produced by Amanda Bullock.

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