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LITERARY DEATH MATCH
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Brooklyn, we're back! To give you a brief break from the horrors of American politics, Literary Death Match returns to The Bell House for a spring spectacular that'll wow, surprise, confuse, ensorcel, and generally charm. Also, you'll laugh. And your brain will grow exponentially. So, a few selling points. Pre-order 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. JUDGES: Literary Merit: Jessica Valenti, named one of the Top 100 Inspiring Women in the world by The Guardian, author of the New York Times best-selling Sex Object: A Memoir, creator of the award-winning blog Feministing Performance: Anna Chlumsky, actor featured in Veep, Halt and Catch Fire, In the Loop and My Girl Intangibles: Aparna Nancherla, comedian (Just Putting It Out There), actor (Bojack Horseman; Corporate) writer (most recently: Late Night with Seth Meyers) READERS: Round 1: * Safiya Sinclair, Whiting Award, Metcalf Award in Literature and Prairie Schooner Book Prize-winning author ofCannibal * Kanishk Tharoor, National Magazine Award-nominated author of Swimmer Among the Stars, presenter of BBC Radio's “Museum of Lost Objects" Round 2: * Simeon Marsalis, author of As Lie is to Grin, shortlisted for the 2017 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize * Alexis Okeowo, 2018 PEN Open Book Award-winning author of A Moonless, Starless Sky: Ordinary Women and Men Fighting Extremism in Africa Hosted by LDM creator Adrian Todd Zuniga. Produced by Hannah Settle & Taylor Anhalt