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July 26 (at Ace Hotel)


Pre-sales have ended. Tickets avail on the door!

To present you with a mid-summer night's lit and comedic dream, Literary Death Match is dipping underground — into the Miranda Bar at Shoreditch's Ace Hotel — for a must-see night of readings, repartee and rambunctiousness. Plus, a few dashes of magic. Click for the full lineup!

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: Patrick Ness, Carnegie Medal & Guardian Children's Fiction Prize-winning author of A Monster Calls and the Chaos Walking trilogy
Performance: Charlotte Gittins, actor and improviser for Austentatious & Folie à Deux (see her show Mirror Image at EdFringe in August)
Intangibles: Evelyn Mok, award-winning Swedish comedian/actor, one of BBC's New Talent Hotlist, 2017 (see her show Hymen Manoeuvre at EdFringe in August)

Round 1:  
* Clair Whitefield
, writer, poet, storyteller and creator of the touring one-woman show Chopping Chilies
* Laurie Penny
, award-winning journalist, contributing editor to The New Statesman, and author of six books including Unspeakable Things and the upcoming Bitch Doctrine

Round 2: 
* Roger Robinson
, writer, dub poet and musician behind the albums Dog Heart City & Dis Side Ah Town
* Nick Makoha
, African Poetry Prize & Toi Derricotte & Cornelius Eady Chapbook Prize-winning poet of Kingdom of Gravity and Resurrection Man

Hosted by LDM creator Adrian Todd Zuniga

Where: Ace Hotel's Miranda Bar, 100 Shoreditch High St, London E1 6JQ (map)
20h start; 19h15 doors
Cost: £10 (tix available on the door)