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Wednesday
Apr052017

London, Ep. 61

April 5, 2017 — For our 2017 London debut, we teamed with the brillianteurs behind The Good Immigrant for a sold out, immigrant-fueled night of words at Southbank Centre that saw Tahmima Anam outduel Kayo Chingonyi in a American Psycho or American President? finale that went down to the wire, with Anam nailing the final answer, and winning the LDM London, Ep. 61 crown, and literary immortality to go with it.

Here's the full lineup from the night:

JUDGES: 
Literary Merit: Salena Godden, award-winning author of Fishing in the Aftermath and Springfield Road
Performance: Phil Wang, award-winning comedian, and part of the Foster's Newcomer Award-nominated improv trio Daphne
Intangibles: Nish Kumar , comedian, Foster's Comedy Award finalist and host of Newsjack for Radio 4 Extra

READERS:
Round 1: 
* Coco Khan, journalist and editor-at-large featured in The Good Immigrant
*
Kayo Chingonyi, poet of The Colour of James Brown’s Scream and the forthcoming collection Kumukanda

Round 2: 
* Tahmima Anam
, author of The Bones of Grace; judge for 2016 Man Booker International Prize
* Inua Ellams,
Edinburgh Fringe First Award-winning playwright of The 14th Tale; internationally touring poet

Hosted by LDM creator Adrian Todd Zuniga