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SF, Ep. 64

October 7, 2017 — For our glorious return to SF, Literary Death Match returned to Elbo Room for a sensational night of words, comedy and wonderment presented by Litquake, that saw JiaJing Liu outduel Molly Giles in  a down-to-the-wire Visual Literary Riddles finale that won Liu the LDM SF, Ep. 64 crown, and literary immortality to go with it.

Here's the full lineup from the night:

Literary Merit: Jane Smiley, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Last Hundred Years Trilogy: Some Luck, Early Warning and Golden Age
Performance: Beth Spotswood, writer for The San Francisco Chronicle and SFGate
Intangibles: Aviva Siegel, stand-up comedian, producer of comedy show Talkies (Ball4our) and Witches’ Brew (Black Hammer Brewing)

Round 1:
Luna Malbroux, comedian, playwright (How to Be a White Man), host & producer of Live Sex, and one of KQED's Women to Watch
* JiaJing Liu, writer, poet, translator whose worked has appeared in The Awl, As/Us, and LEAP

Round 2:
* Maggie Tokuda-Hall
, author of Also An Octopus, and co-host of the podcast Let's Not Panic
* Molly Giles
, Flannery O'Connor, O. Henry Award and Pushcart Prize-winning author of Rough Translations, Creek Walk and All The Wrong Places

Hosted by LDM creator Adrian Todd Zuniga. Produced by Matthew DeCoster.