An unknown author with a bad-boy background, including a penchant for drugs and gambling, DBC Pierre hit upon a lucky streak -- and a new life -- with his debut novel, Vernon God Little, winning Britain's coveted Man Booker Prize for literature in 2003.
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|What's in a Name?|
|Born Peter Finlay, the author's nickname "DBC" stands for "dirty but clean," according to the BBC News, and his friends have reportedly called him "Pierre" for years, after a cartoon character. |
|The Latest From Pierre||2003 Booker Prize Winner|
|Ludmila's Broken English|
Ludmila trudges out of the Caucasus in search of help for her starving family-and runs into Blair and Bunny, conjoined British twins who have just been separated. Only daring (and controversial) Booker Prize winner Pierre would risk a plot like this.
|Vernon God Little|
D. C.B. Pierre
The New York Times praises Pierre's debut novel, noting that "Pierre renders adolescence brilliantly, capturing with seeming effortlessness the bright, contradictory hormone rush of teenage life.... Holden Caulfield would have liked Vernon Little, especially if he'd had access to a stash of Ritalin."