In their final 10-Year Anniversary celebration, Literary Death Match makes April a little less cruel with a tipsy night of rambling and dazzlement as they return to the Southbank Centre sponsored by Picador. Come and join the spring spectacular and the uber-talents who will light your night aflame. Preorder now!

What is Literary Death Match? Four writers read their own work for five minutes or less, and are then judged by three all-star judges. Two finalists are chosen to compete in the Literary Death Match finale, a vaguely-literary game to decide the ultimate winner.

Literary Merit: David Whitehouse
, Betty Trask Prize award-winning author of Mobile Library and Bed
Performance: Lolly Adefope
, comedian and Leicester Mercury New Comedian of the Year 2015 nominee
Intangibles: Joseph Morpurgo
, actor, writer, comedian and 2015 Foster’s Comedy Award finalist, Austentatious performer

* Nikesh Shukla
, author of Meatspace, Coconut Unlimited and the editor of The Good Immigrant
Shamim Sarif, novelist, screenwriter, director (Despite the Falling Snow (April 16) and The World Unseen)
* Yomi “GREEdS” Sode
, poet, performer, compere, producer
* Lisa Owens
, debut novelist of Not Working

Hosted by LDM creator Adrian Todd Zuniga

Where: Southbank Centre, Function Room 5 at Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Rd, London, SE1 8XX (map)
When: Show at 19h30pm sharp; doors at 19h
Cost: £12 (£1.75 booking fee; free booking for members)

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