While no actual blood was spilled, beer was. I also attempted (key word: attempted) to spell authors names with my body (Give me an “H”!). In the end, I had to phone a friend to help me spell “Chinua Achebe.” Amazing night at the Literary Death Match. Thanks to all, especially my brothers in arms, Rebecca Rosenblum, Carolyn Black, and Grace O’Connell. And let’s not forget the judges, Mark Medley, Ryan Kamstra, and Lindy Zucker.
Bronchitic and no-sleep eyes. Charming.
But let’s be honest. The real winner was Grace’s stilettos. And the comedic hosting styles of Book Madam, Julie Wilson, and LDM co-creator Todd Zuniga.
More photos of the lovely contestants and judges coming…
In the meantime, a pre-Death Match interview with the National Post.
Note the beer. Dad would be proud.