DBC Pierre
British writer
DBC Pierre is an British writer born in June 1961. Pierre was awarded the 2003 Man Booker Prize for Vernon God Little, his first novel. He was born in Adelaide, Australia where his father was lecturing in genetics at the University of Adelaide, by the age of two Pierre had already spent time in the United States, the South Pacific and Great Britain. He was then raised from early childhood into his 20s in Mexico City’s community of Jardines del Pedregal, and attended Edron Academy. For most of the 1990s, he wrote his first novel whilst living in Balham, south London, finally agreeing a publication deal with Faber & Faber on 11 September 2001.
In the library
Breakfast with the Borgias
Lonely guesthouse on the Essex coast. Inside there's no phone or internet reception. Enter Ariel Panek, a promising young academic. With his plane grounded by fog at Stanstead, he has been booked in for the night at the guesthouse. Нe falls in with a family who appear to be commemorating an event.