DBC Pierre

Known as much for youthful scandal as for books, DBC Pierre was a visual artist before writing his first novel in 2001. His debut Vernon God Little became the first book to win both a Booker and Whitbread prize, and went on to be published in 43 territories, leading to another two novels – Ludmila’s Broken English and Lights Out In Wonderland, in a loose trilogy of comedies. Petit Mal, a “picture book for grown-ups”, followed in 2013, the modern horror novella Breakfast with the Borgias in 2014, and his personal guide to writing, Release The Bats, in 2016. Pierre divides his time between the UK and Ireland.