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Booker Prize Winner 2003 comes to Wellington

18 May 2004

DBC 'Dirty But Clean' Pierre Man Booker Prize Winner 2003 comes to Wellington

The New Zealand Book Council and Penguin Books (NZ) are pleased to announce an evening with Man Booker Prize Winner of Fiction 2003, DBC Pierre.

Pierre has led an eclectic, sometimes dangerous life. Having been shot at, nearly killed in a car accident and falling into drugs, gambling and severe debt, few would expect his next step would be to win literature's greatest prize.

Yet Vernon God Little, DBC Pierre's first and only novel to date, set the astonished literary world alight. A visceral account of a young man thrown into a whirl of murder, exploitation and television cameras, he was compared to a modern day Huck Finn or Eminem's Stan. Rarely has an author made his lead character work so hard, forever battling his 'congenital handicaps of sensitivity, meekness and low ambition', the product of a life weaned on Dr Phil and National Enquirer headlines.

Join DBC Pierre for discussion of his diverse life and brilliant work with Cliff Fell at St Andrews on the Terrace, 30 The Terrace, Wellington, 6pm, Wednesday 9 June. Tickets are on sale now.

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