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Jul162016

The Hamptons, Ep. 1

July 16, 2016 — For our first-ever trip to The Hamptons, Literary Death Match teamed with TSR: The Southampton Review and the Southampton Writers Conference for a star-studded night of literary brilliance, that saw Helen Simonson narrowly outduel co-finalist Tracy M. King-Sanchez in a nip-and-tuck Lone Star Lit II battle in sudden death overtime to win Simonson the LDM Hamptons, Ep. 1 crown, and literary immortality to go with it.

Here is the full lineup from the night of:

JUDGES:
Literary Merit: Ron Charles
, National Book Critics Circle Award-winning book critic at The Washington Post
Performance: Meg Wolitzer, New York Times best-selling author of The Interestings and Belzhar
Intangibles: Adam Gopnik
, The New Yorker staff writer and author of The Table Comes First
Super-Intangibles:
Billy Collins, every-award winning poet of Aimless Love and two-time U.S. Poet Laureate

READERS:
* Tracy M. King-Sanchez
, award-winning screenwriter, playwright, filmmaker, fiction and non-fiction writer
* Timothy Liu
, award-winning poet, author of Bending the Mind Around the Dream’s Blown Fuse
* Iris Smyles
, author of Iris Has Free Time and Dating Tips For The Unemployed
* Helen Simonson, New York Times best-selling novelist of The Summer Before The War & Major Pettigrew's Last Stand

Hosted by LDM creator Adrian Todd Zuniga