Literary Death Match, Episode 16: Holy City Zoo Edition was a blurry swim of laughter, a true one of a kind night which ended with stomach-strained glee as legendary comedian Will Durst narrowly out-acceptance-speeched his lovely final round competitor Candy Churilla to take home the LDM’s the highly coveted title.
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November 11, 2008—The Literary Death Match TV edition (NYC, Ep. 11) stormed the Housing Works Bookstore on 11/11, as the world’s most combative reading series aimed to announce literature as a viable TV medium. Cameras dotted the balcony and floor and crowds filled in the rest, as Tao Lin (representing Muumuu House) shook Soho and won the LDM crown by out-money-grabbing co-finalist Amy Sohn (Brooklyn Writers Space) in the first-ever “Who Gets the Biggest Book Advance?” finale.
Our fifth-ever episode marked the return of the LDM to the great outdoors, as glass-ceiling crasher Irina Reyn out-haiku’d finalist Tony O’Neill to snare victory for the jaws of the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation.