In our noisy return to Brooklyn's Bell House, Literary Death Match continues our run of shows in Protest of the happenings at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, with a can't-miss night of literature, comedy and absurdity — all in the hopes of making the world feel marginally sane. Be 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.
Watch LDM Book Report — our new weekly web show!
Literary Merit: Simon Winchester, NY Times best-selling author of Professor and the Madman, journalist who covered Watergate and Bloody Sunday; awarded Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Intangibles: Michelle Buteau, stand-up comedian (listen to her album Shut Up!) and actress (Key & Peele; Eric Andre Show)
* Boris Fishman, multi-award-winning author of Don't Let My Baby Do Rodeo and A Replacement Life
* Daniel José Older, International Latino Book Award-winner for Shadowshaper & NY Times bestselling author of Salsa Nocturna
* Bridget Minamore, author of Titanic, one of Speaking Volumes' '40 Stars of Black British Literature'
* Marcy Dermansky, award-winning author of critically-acclaimed novels The Red Car, Bad Marie and Twins
Hosted by LDM creator Adrian Todd Zuniga.