Thursday, 13 September 2012

Literary Death Match London and TV Pilot



I'll be at Literary Death Match in London on Wednesday September 19th. Literary Death Match is an anarchic literary event in which four readers go head-to-head to compete for the title of Literary Death Match champion. Their readings are judged on performance, literary merit and 'intangibles' and they then compete in a fun, literary-related, skill-based finale.

I read from Alison Wonderland last year and won! Now I have been invited back to judge literary merit. I'm really excited about it. Last year, after being proclaimed Literary Death Match champion, my book got to number one in the Kindle store in America. Apparently Pulitzer Prize-winner Jennifer Egan has appeared at Literary Death Match as a judge so this kind of literary success for anyone connected to Literary Death Match is not coincidental and I can't wait to see what will happen to my books after I take part in LDM London on 19th September.

A TV pilot is being filmed in LA on 9th October.
The lineup is still-in-progress, but you'll see:
actor Michael C. Hall (Dexter and Six Feet Under)
writer/director Diablo Cody (Oscar-winning screenwriter of Juno; Young Adult)
author Susan Orlean (author of Rin Tin Tin and The Orchid Thief which became Charlie Kaufman's Adaptation)
musician Moby (Play; Destroyed)
comedian Jenny Slate (author of Marcell the Shell With Shoes On & former SNLer)
writer Ben Loory (author of Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day)
poet Adrian Wyatt (featured in the Write Bloody zombie anthology Aim for the Head)

If you'd like to help fund the pilot, you can donate via Kickstarter. There are lots of 'thank you' treats for donors (depending on the amount pledged) including tickets to LDM shows, invites to the TV pilot and afterparty, a Producer credit on IMDB, and so on.

Literary Death Match London takes place at Concrete, 56 Shoreditch High Street, E1 6JJ.
19th September. Doors open at 7.00pm. Show starts at 8.15pm sharp.
You can buy delicious pizzas and other food, as well as alcohol and soft drinks so get there early or stay on afterwards.
Pre-order tickets for £5 or buy them on the door for £8.

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