After a staggeringly good February spectacular, Literary Death Match returns to England to rip, roar and rumble in our cosiest London venue yet: The Hospital Club in the heart of Covent Garden. This one's going to be very special, and tickets are quite limited, so be sure to get yours early! The night will feature four writers reading their own wonderful tales for seven minutes or less, judged by three all-star judges. Two finalists will be chosen to compete in the Literary Death Match finale, a vaguely-literary game that will steal your affection and make your heart pound. THE JUDGES Literary Merit: Ben Fountain, Pen/Hemingway & Books Critics Circle Award champ for Billy Lynn's Long Halftime WalkPerformance: David Arnold, composer/musical wunderkind who has scored five James Bond films, and LDM favorite SherlockIntangibles: TBA THE READERS* A.L. Kennedy, actor, comedian and award-winnnig author of, most recently, On Writing* Peter Rosengard, record-breaking life insurance salesman, founder of The Comedy Store* Rosie Garland, the author of the novel The Palace of Curiosities, and five collections of poetry* James Benmore, author of the novel Dodger Click here to tell us you're coming on Facebook! Hosted by Adrian Todd Zuniga & Suzanne Azzopardi.
The Hospital Club, 24, Endell Street, WC2H 9HQ
Our favourite Texan returns to Mr B’s to introduce his award-winning short story collection “Brief Encounters with Che Guevara”. The rich, political and thought-provoking prose in Ben’s novel “Billy Lynn’s Long Half-Time Walk” made it our book of the year, and these tales set in seldom-visited countries (now published for the first time here in the UK) won him the Hemingway Foundation/Pen Award, the adoration of US critics and thisMalcolm Gladwell article in the New Yorker. Anyone who was here in 2012 for Ben's first visit knows what a captivating guest he is. Anyone who missed it can snatch a bit of it by watching the highlights video here, before snapping up one of the precious tickets for his grand return. Once we've chatted with Ben about his stories set everywhere from Haiti to Sierre Leone , we'll search the back pages of literature's passports for some other dangerously exotic tales.
Tickets in advance £14 or £25 for any two (includes delicious buffet and drinks, music from The Bookshop Band and 15% off any book purchased at the event) To book call 01225 331155, email email@example.com
Mr B's Emporium of Reading Delights, 14-15 John St, Bath, Avon BA1 2JL