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: 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
- 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
- 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.