From the Literary Death Match website:

Want your May to be life-changing? Us, too, which is why we're teaming with  Quercus Books    to bring you the first in a run of May brilliance, starting with a Pulitzer Prize winner all the way from America with our first-ever show at  The Ace Hotel  in Shoreditch! 

What is Literary Death Match?  Four writers read their own work for seven 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. 

JUDGES: 
Literary Merit:  Robert Olen Butler, Pulitzer Prize winning author of  A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain
Performance:  Elizabeth Day, award-winning journalist and author of    Home Fires
Intangibles:  Anthony Davis, writer, Smooth Radio drivetime host, aviation journalist

READERS:
J. Ryan Stradal, author of  Kitchens of the Great Midwest
Jessica Cornwell, author of  The Serpent Papers 
Tom Moran, author of  Dinosaurs and Prime Numbers,  first recipient of the  Guardian  Legend Self Published Book of the Month
Lucy Foley, author of  The Book of Lost and Found

Hosted by LDM Creator  Adrian Todd Zuniga  & LDM Executive Producer  Suzanne Azzopardi

Where:  Ace Hotel (Miranda),  100 Shoreditch High Street, London E1 6JQ  (map)
When:  Show at 8.15pm sharp; doors at 7pm; 
Cost:  £6 early bird, £8 preorder, £10 at the door.