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Aug. 18 (at Green Man Festival)

In our first foray into an event at a National Park, Literary Death Match is heading to the Green Man Festival in Brecon Beacons, Wales for an afternoon delight — 4 p.m. — for an hour-long extravaganza that will delight, ensorcel and amaze (plus, there will be readings and laughs, too). See you there!

What is Literary Death Match? Part literary event, part comedy show, part game show, Literary Death Match brings together four of today’s finest writers to compete in an edge-of-your-seat read-off critiqued by three celebrity judges, and concluded by a slapstick showdown to decide the ultimate champion.

Literary Merit: Anita Sethi, award-winning writer, journalist and broadcaster
Performance: Johnny Lynch
, a.k.a. Pictish Trail, a Scottish musician for the ages
Intangibles: Horatio Clare, critically-acclaimed author and journalist, winner of the Somerset Maugham Award and author of Icebreaker: A Voyage Far North

Round 1: 
* Ross Sutherland
, writer, performer and award-winning podcaster, who works across theatre, film and radio
* Susie Wild, author of Better Houses, journalist, critic, lecturer, festival organiser and editor based in Cardiff

Round 2:
* Rebecca Tantony, spoken word artist, journalist and author of Talk You Round Til Dusk
Hari Ramakrishnan, Bristol-based actor, writer and director 

Hosted by LDM creator Adrian Todd Zuniga (check out his debut novel Collision Theory today!)

Where: Green Man Festival (Talking Shop stage in the Babbling Tongues tent)
When: 4pm sharp; over at 5pm
Cost: Free (festival tickets are sold out)