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DBC Pierre to appear at Live Literature

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DBC Pirrer
‘Dirty But Clean’ Pierre

Modern literature’s L’Enfant terrible is set to make a rare live appearance at the Live Literature event in Manchester on 15 December. Infamous literary villain turned Booker Prize winner DBC Pierre will be discussing his life and career which has included stints as a film-maker, designer, photographer and cartoonist. He is most famous for his book Vernon God Little, which won the Booker prize and was included in GQ Magazine‘s 100 Best Things 2006.

DBC Pierre’s reputation has a tendency to overshadow his writing; after receiving The Booker Prize for Vernon God Little he is quoted as saying he’d be spending the money on repaying debts to his unfortunate victims. After a lavish upbringing in New Mexico he suffered a somewhat fall from grace involving drugs, debt and illegal money making.

Putting his past behind him DBC Pierre will be reading extracts from his new novel which isn’t due for release for another year.

The reading and Q&A session will be taking place at the Martin Harris Centre for Music & Arts on 15 December.

Have a look below at part one of ten of The Last Aztec, a documentary by DBC Pierre on his ancestoral roots. To see the other nine installments visit this YouTube channel.

Discussion:
Is anyone planning on attending the event? Are there any Vernon God Little fans out there? Is it one of the best novels in the last 10 years? Discuss debate and share your views in the comment box.

Words: Seamus Swords

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