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July 7 (at Guild Hall)

Literary Death Match is heading back to The Hamptons — this time presented by Guild Hall in East Hampton and sponsored by EAST Magazine — for a stellar night of literature, wisecracks, and light absurdity that'll have you on the edge of your seat before you laugh yourself off of it. Click for the lineup or preorder now!

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: 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