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Peter Finlay
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Born Peter Finlay
1961 (age 59–60)
Old Reynella, South Australia
Pen name DBC Pierre
Occupation Novelist
Period 2003–present
Genre Satire, dark comedy, allegory
Notable works Vernon God Little

DBC Pierre (born Peter Warren Finlay in 1961) is an Australian author who wrote the novel Vernon God Little.

Pierre was born in South Australia, and largely raised in Mexico. He has resided in the Republic of Ireland and now, according to an August 2020 interview in The Guardian, lives in Cambridgeshire.

Pierre was awarded the 2003 Booker Prize for fiction for Vernon God Little, his first novel, becoming the third Australian-born author to be so honoured. Upon winning the Whitbread First Novel Award in 2003 he became the first writer to receive a Booker and a Whitbread for the same book. The book also won the Bollinger Wodehouse Everyman Prize for comic literature at the Hay Festival in 2003, and earned the author a James Joyce Award from the Literary and Historical Society of University College Dublin.

Published works

Novels
  • Vernon God Little (January 2003, Booker Prize 2003)
  • Ludmila's Broken English (February 2006)
  • Lights Out in Wonderland (September 2010)
  • Breakfast with the Borgias (July 2014)
  • Meanwhile in Dopamine City (August 2020)
Non-fiction
  • Release the Bats (July 2016)
Short stories
  • Suddenly Doctor Cox (May 2009)
  • Petit Mal (November 2013)
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