Event 258

Literary Death Match

Featuring Richard Armitage, Jay Blades, Viv Groskop, Andrey Kurkov, Joel Morris and Tiffany Murray

 – Meadow Stage

Literary Death Match is a groundbreaking take on the written and spoken word — it’s an electrifying, feel-good spectacle that takes place in over 70 cities around the planet. Part literary event, part comedy show, part game show, it brings together four established and emerging writers at Hay Festival to compete in an edge-of-your-seat read-off critiqued by celebrity judges and concluded by a slapstick showdown. Judges Richard Armitage (author: Geneva, actor: Peter Jackon's Hobbit Trilogy, Oceans 8, Spooks) Jay Blades (The Repair Shop) and Viv Groskop (How to Own the Room) will preside over this hilarious, off-the-wall competition of literary merit. Readers include International Booker Prize longlisted author Andrey Kurkov (Death of a Penguin, Ukraine Diaries) Tiffany Murray (Diamond Star Halo, Happy Accidents) and BAFTA Award-winning comedy writer Joel Morris (Philomena Cunk, Ladybird Books For Grown-Ups, Paddington). Presented by veteran host Suzanne Azzopardi and newcomer, writer Hattie Williams (Bitter Sweet).

Price: £15.00