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Entries in David Whitehouse (6)


London, Ep. 56

April 26, 2016 — In our final 10-Year Anniversary celebration, Literary Death Match made April 2016 a little less cruel with a night of rambling and dazzlement as we returned to the Southbank Centre sponsored by Picador for a knockout night that saw Lisa Owens out-shoot fellow finalist Nikesh Shukla in an Anti-Book Burning Basketball finale to win Owens the LDM London, Ep. 56 crown.

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London, Ep. 51

June 6, 2015 — On a perfect summer night in Jolly Ol', Literary Death Match partnered with Picador Books to present a spectacular at the Stoke Newington Literary Festival which saw Will Smith out-duel co-finalist Lissa Evans in a Literary Play Your Cards Right finale by a 2-1 score to win Smith the LDM London, Ep. 51 crown. 

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London, Ep. 45

February 24, 2015 — To warm up your chilly February, Picador brought their best new releases from their hottest young authors to LDM at Century Club for a knee-quaking gem that saw David Whitehouse topple Molly McGrann in a Literary Booze finale (less inebriating than it sounds) that won Whitehouse the London, Ep. 45 crown. 

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Wilderness Festival, Ep. 1

August 12, 2012 – In its first visit to the serene Wilderness Festival, Literary Death Match made them wild in a hot hurry, in an electric showcase that saw host Suzanne Azzopardi hand a well-earned gold medal to Femi Martin after a stunning display of instantaneous anagram-solving.

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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 Here was my answer (that went unpublished — she just used a tiny quote from another question): 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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London, Ep. 16

June 16, 2011 — A dazzling night before a wonderfully packed Concrete crowd ended when three-point expert John Butler narrowly outshined co-finalist David Whitehouse 5-4 in an anti-book burning netball shootout that won Butler the coveted Literary Death Match crown!

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