January 25, 2011 — On an icy northeast evening, the Literary Death Match returned to Cambridge's Enormous Room for an electric night of literary and comedic merriment (a sold out night!) that saw PEN Discovery Award-winner and New York Tyrant rep Eugenio Volpe overtake Best American Short Stories series editor Heidi Pitlor (author of The Birthdays) in a hotly contested (and longest-ever) match of Literary Memory by a score of 15 to 11 to win the first LDM crown of 2011.
Entries in Christopher Monks (3)
May 21, 2009—LDM Boston Ep. 1 at The Paradise Lounge was a mess of poor lighting, corrupted microphone, and a battle of the guitar-banging bands a doorway away. And yet. Amongst the whirl of near-disaster, it proved that prettily written prose, when properly performed, is rife with absolute might, and we count the Beantown debut, ultimately, as a success. The wild night finished with Stuff Boston's Jeannie Greeley out-Lit-Tea-Partying co-finalist Steve Almond en route to Massachusetts' first-ever LDM crown.
NYC’s Literary Death Match, Ep. 12 turned Manhattan’s Slipper Room into a literary paradise. A packed house of well-coifed cleverists off-stage, on-stage saw Cintra Wilson (representing The New York Times) out-sketch co-finalist Christopher Monks (McSweeneys.net) in a judge drawing competition that went down to the wire. In the end, Wilson scored the LDM medal, and a lifelong sense of achievement that no one, ever, can undo.