DBC Pierre


One of the nation’s most uncompromising literary voices, DBC Pierre is author of the novels Vernon God Little, Ludmila’s Broken English and Lights Out In Wonderland, plus the picture book for distracted adults Petit Mal and the Hammer novella Breakfast With The Borgias.

The novel Vernon God Little sold in 43 territories and won the Man Booker Prize, the Whitbread Prize for Best First Novel, the Bollinger Wodehouse Everyman Award and the James Joyce Award from University College Dublin. In 2016 Faber & Faber launched Release the Bats, a memoir and practical guide to breaking through in fiction without killing yourself.

Pierre divides his time between the UK and Ireland. His ground-breaking novel Meanwhile in Dopamine City was published by Faber & Faber in August 2020. Big Snake, Little Snake, an inquiry into risk and art, is published by CHEERIO in April 2022.