September 6, 2012 — On a wild night to remember, Literary Death Match kickstarted (fund LDM TV: The Pilot now!) its lucky 13th LA show at Busby's East, which ended with a Muzakal Chairs finale that saw Team Vanessa Veselka out-sit Team Carlos Kotkin in sudden death overtime, winning Veselka the Literary Death Match LA crown!
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August 17th, 2012 — In a wild and triumphant return to the outstanding Edinburgh Book Festival's Unbound program, Literary Death Match — sponsored by Picador — was a talent-rich spectacle, as a sold-out audience witnessed Israeli superstar Etgar Keret outduel performance poet Catherine Brogan in a Literary Triathlon by a narrow 2-1 margin, winning him the Literary Death Match Edinburgh crown.
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August 16th, 2012 — Before a packed-to-the-gills, standing room only crowd, Literary Death Match — sponsored by Picador — returned to London for a dazzling night of whimsy and shenaniganism at Concrete, as the brilliant night concluded with Tupelo Hassman out-triathloning co-finalist Kerry Hudson by a score of 2-0, winning Hassman the Literary Death Match London crown!
July 21, 2012 — On a sun-drenched Saturday in San Francisco, Literary Death Match discovered that Saturday night was, indeed, alright for fighting, luring a raucous crowd into Elbo Room to witness a wonderful mix of literary sparring that concluded with Mariama Lockington outdueling Siamak Vossoughi in a wild Book Olympics finale to win her the LDM SF, Ep. 46 crown.
July 11, 2012 — In what was one of the most wondrous nights of LA's literary year, Literary Death Match stormed the Hammer Museum where an energetic (and sold-out!) audience witnessed a calamatous finale that saw memoirist Jeanne Darst out-silly string fictonist Tupelo Hassman by a final score of 7.3 grams to 4.5 grams (what!?) to win the Literary Death Match LA, Ep. 11 crown!
June 26, 2012 – in the first return since March to its London home, Concrete, Literary Death Match sported yet more great writers, hilarious judges and outrageous behaviour. Presented by LDM creator Todd Zuniga and LDM London uber-producer Suzanne Azzopardi, it was deservingly won by Jonathan Lee in a tense showdown with Emily Midorikawa.
June 19, 2012 — In one of the great Literary Death Match debuts in world history, a sparkling night at .HBC — presented by Dialogue Books — went from great to amazing, as Team Clare Wigfall outdueled Team Julian Gough in a nip-tuck Pin the Mustache on Hemingway finale that had the sold out crowd in throes of delight. Wigfall took home the LDM Berlin, Ep. 1 medal, and literary immortality to boot!
June 7, 2012 — Before the filled-to-the-brim Comedy Studio audience, wit and whimsy were on recurrent display, with Grub Street instructor and short-story master Chip Cheek outdueling PEN New England Award for Fiction winner Anne Sanow (author of Triple Time) in a Author Jumble finale that won Cheek the LDM Boston, Ep. 8 crown!
June 6, 2012 – Congratulations to Stephanie Wilbur Ash, Literary Death Match Twin Cities, Ep. 7 champion and thanks to The Loft Literary Center for presenting LDM Twin Cities! To see how it all went down, check out the writeup by Mill City Bibliophile's Patrick Nathan by clicking below. Must-read internet recapping, indeed!
June 5, 2012 — LDM returned to Busby's East for another reckless night of readings, culminating in an ultra-competitive final round of Author Word Jumble. Moshe Kasher triumphed over Anne-Marie Kinney (author of Radio Iris and representing Black Clock) when he sorted letter-holding volunteers into the correct order to spell HUXLEY.