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Ask 2003 Booker Prize Winner DBC Pierre
2003 Booker Prize winner DBC Pierre

Author DBC Pierre has won the 2003 Booker Prize for his novel Vernon God Little.

The author, whose real name is Peter Finlay, beat nominees Margaret Atwood, Damon Galgut, Zoe Heller, Clare Morrall, and bookies' favourite Monica Ali to win the 50,000 prize.

DBC stands for "dirty but clean" and his friends have called him Pierre, after a cartoon character, for years, he has said.

The book, the quirky Vernon God Little, was published this January and has been described as "a showpiece of superb comic writing", with the author likened to JD Salinger.

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