In a colossal return to magical Austin, Literary Death Match heads to the Alamo Ritz for a genius night of literature, comedy, hijinks, elbow patches, booze and silliness abound. Don't miss it — preorder now!
What is Literary Death Match? 4 authors read their own work for 7 minutes or less. They're judged by 3 all-star judges who respond (often comedically) to the work before choosing 2 finalists to compete in the LDM finale, a vaguely literary game (think Pin the Mustache on Hemingway) to decide the ultimate champion.
Literary Merit: Sarah Bird, Texas Literary Hall of Famer and author of Above the East China Sea
Performance: Bob Schneider, Austin Music Awards' Musician of the Year 2013-14
Intangibles: Owen Egerton, screenwriter, performer and author of How Best to Avoid Dying
* Manuel Gonzales, author of The Miniature Wife and Other Stories
* Jennifer DuBois, author of Cartwheel and A Partial History of Lost Causes
* Neal Pollack, author of Downward-Facing Death, Jewball and Alternadad
* Elizabeth McCracken, author of NY Times Notable An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination
Hosted by LDM creator Adrian Todd Zuniga.
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