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The Hamptons, Ep. 2

July 7, 2017 — Literary Death Match returned to The Hamptons for a spectacular at Guild Hall in East Hampton, sponsored by EAST Magazine — a stellar night that saw Elna Baker outduel Chimene Suleyman in a Literary Spelling Bee III finale to win Baker the LDM Hamptons, Ep. 2 crown, and literary immortality to go with it.

Here's the full lineup from the night:

Literary Merit: Rakesh Satyal, Lambda Award-winning author of Blue Boy and the all-new No One Can Pronounce My Name 
Performance: Jena Friedman, comedian (American Cunt), writer (Late Show), producer (Daily Show, National Geographic), filmmaker
Intangibles: Dick Cavett, legendary Emmy Award-winning TV show host (The Dick Cavett Show) and occasional columnist for the New York Times

Round 1: 
* Elna Baker, This American Life producer; author of The New York Regional Mormon Singles Halloween Dance
Chimene Suleyman, British poet and author of Outside Looking In (a Guardian Best Book of 2014), contributor to award-winning anthology The Good Immigrant

Round 2: 
Sunil Yapa, Asian American Short Story Contest-winning author of Your Heart Is a Muscle the Size of a Fist
* Dan Wilbur, creator of Better Book Titles, and author of How Not to Read and Never Flirt With Puppy Killers

Hosted by LDM creator Adrian Todd Zuniga

Where: Guild Hall, 158 Main St, East Hampton, NY 11937 (map)
8pm start; 7:30 pm doors
Cost: Tickets from $32-65 at or Box Office: 631.324.4050