DBC Pierre

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'I decided the book should taste like a lime': DBC Pierre on writing Vernon God Little
Out of work in London with nothing to lose, the author wrote 100,000 words in a few weeks – and then mined the ‘gibberish’ for his debut novel

DBC Pierre

08, Aug, 2020 @10:00 AM

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DBC Pierre: 'You can be shut down from life because of one mistake'
The hellraiser turned Booker prize winner on the infantilising nature of the internet, his favourite reading choices and why second chances are so important

Anthony Cummins

01, Aug, 2020 @5:00 PM

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From Stephen King to Anne Lamott: the 10 most inspiring, enjoyable books about how to write
These are brilliant guides to creativity, commitment and structure – whether you intend to write yourself, or just love great writing

Sian Cain

17, Apr, 2020 @10:30 AM

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What it is like to win the Booker prize, by Margaret Atwood, Hilary Mantel, Peter Carey and more
As the Man Booker prize turns 50 and readers vote for their favourite ever recipient, novelists reveal the highs (and lows) of winning ‘the Oscar’ of the literary world

Hilary Mantel, Julian Barnes Margaret Atwood, Howard Jacobson, Anne Enright, Peter Carey, Marlon James Pat Barker, John Banville, Penelope Lively, Ben Okri and DBC Pierre

30, Jun, 2018 @8:00 AM

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So you want to be an artist? Then let the pros show you how it's done
DBC Pierre wrote in a fever, Frank Turner dabbled in thrash and Nikki Amuka-Bird jumped off a cliff. Artists reveal how they got to the top – and how you can too

Interviews by Chris Wiegand, Dave Simpson and Homa Khaleeli

21, Feb, 2017 @7:00 PM

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Guardian first book award: 16 years of talent-spotting
As nominations for 2015 open, it’s a good time to remember that the prize isn’t just the sum of its winners but of all the shortlisted stars of the future

Claire Armitstead

12, May, 2015 @4:25 PM

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Tips, links and suggestions: what are you reading this week?
Your space to discuss the books you are reading and what you think of them

Guardian readers and Marta Bausells

20, Apr, 2015 @2:44 PM

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The MEATliquor Chronicles: the meat wagon rolls on

Yianni Papoutsis and Scott Collins have gone from burger van to running six restaurants in five years. Their new book, featuring DBC Pierre, is less a cookbook than a distillation of their style and ethos, writes Alex Clark

Alex Clark

04, Sep, 2014 @6:00 AM

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Petit Mal by DBC Pierre; Stories II by TC Boyle – review

DBC Pierre's mixed bag of images and text is messy but occasionally brilliant, while TC Boyle's sharp new stories recall simpler pleasures, writes Anthony Cummins

Anthony Cummins

24, Nov, 2013 @12:05 AM

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Petit Mal by DBC Pierre – review
This strange repackaging of bits and pieces does the Man Booker winner no favours, says Sam Leith

Sam Leith

31, Oct, 2013 @7:00 AM

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Suzette Field's top 10 literary party hosts
Suzette Field: From Jay Gatsby to Mrs Dalloway to the Devil himself, here's a selection of the meanest party throwers in literature

Suzette Field

12, Dec, 2012 @4:27 PM

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Werner Herzog to bring Vernon God Little to the big screen
Adaptation of DBC Pierre's award-winning novel marks a return to fiction, and to Texas, for the German director

Andrew Pulver

22, Oct, 2012 @2:26 PM

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