D.B.C. Pierre





D.B.C. Pierre


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in Australia
January 01, 1961

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DBC Pierre is an Australian-born writer currently residing in Ireland. Born Peter Warren Finlay, the "DBC" stands for "Dirty But Clean". "Pierre" was a nickname bestowed on him by childhood friends after a cartoon character of that name.

Pierre was awarded the Booker Prize for fiction on 14 October 2003 for his novel Vernon God Little.

He is the third Australian to be so honoured, although he has told the British press that he prefers to consider himself a Mexican.

Average rating: 3.53 · 25,540 ratings · 1,393 reviews · 11 distinct works · Similar authors
Vernon God Little

3.57 avg rating — 22,674 ratings — published 2003 — 25 editions
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Lights Out in Wonderland

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Ludmila's Broken English

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Breakfast with the Borgias

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Petit Mal

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The Black Book: A Novel

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“The problem with learning the truth about things is that you lose the confidence that comes from being dumb.”
D.B.C. Pierre, Vernon God Little

“I sense a learning: that much dumber people than you end up in charge.”
D.B.C. Pierre, Vernon God Little

“God knows I tried my best to learn the ways of this world, even had inklings we could be glorious; but after all that's happened, the inkles ain't easy anymore. I mean - what kind of fucken life is this?”
D.B.C. Pierre, Vernon God Little

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