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Entries in Adam Mansbach (3)


SF, Ep. 48 (at Litquake)

October 11, 2012 — Literary Death Match's return to Litquake was a riot on repeat, a brilliant night at Beatbox, celebrating Simon Rich's brilliant new novel What in God's Namethat ended with Team Simon Rich toppling Team Tim "Toaster" Henderson in a hotly contested Name that Literary Tune matchup by a final score of 8-6 to win Rich the Literary Death Match Litquake crown. 

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LDM 2011: Year in Review

A Portland-based journalist asked me to tell her about my experience watching Literary Death Match grow after going from four events in one city (NYC) in 2006, to 68 events over 31 cities in 2011. Here was my answer (that went unpublished — she just used a tiny quote from another question): 

"As far as I can tell, the stages of creation go something like this: 

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Austin, Ep. 4

October 22, 2011 — In what will go down in literary history as a Texas Book Festival classic, Literary Death Match held court at the Paramount Theatre with an uber-all-star lineup, and before a packed house of 470, Martha Hall Foose outscored Charles Yu 2,589 to 2,504 in a Books by Numbers finale that won Foose the Literary Death Match crown. 

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