King of life insurance Conquers Literary Death Match
As the unsuspecting crowds crammed into London’s Hospital Club for the 33rd instalment of the increasingly popular Literary Death Match, comedy store founder, record breaking life insurance and first time Midas author Peter Rosengard hurriedly flicked through the pages of his memoirs looking for an appropriate passage to wow the audience.
Rosengard, with his punchy, self-depreciating, humorous prose, took a carefully judged punt on the The Night My Ears Melted chapter from Talking to Strangers: Adventures of a Life Insurance Salesman and soon had judges and spectators alike in fits of giggles.
Several hours later and having duelled fiercely against literary stalwarts Rosie Garland and A.L. Kennedy, Rosengard remarkably managed to pull off a spectacular victory and claim the highly coveted prize.
He was interviewed by BBC Breakfast which filmed a special feature on the event.