DBC Pierre – You’re Booked

We are back at the Jaipur Literature Festival at Soneva Fushi in the Maldives for this freewheeling conversation with the legend that is DBC Pierre! Pierre’s debut novel Vernon God Little was the winner of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction and the Whitbread First Novel Award.He followed this with a series of acclaimed works in fiction and non-fiction including Ludmila’s Broken English, Breakfast with the Borgias, Release the Bats and his latest Big Snake, Little Snake which is a meditation on fate, risk and luck. We talked to him about illicit reading in the barber’s chair, writing tips and routines, hopeful books, debauchery, decadence and the necessary joy of plodding.

Find out about Daisy’s Limelight book tour and the Ty the Beach Hut Guy Limelight competition on her Instagram page @TheDaisyBee. Find out more about Daisy’s Creative Confidence Substack and her Summer School Writing CourseHERE or email: creativeconfidenceclinic@gmail.com. And sign up for the You’re Booked newsletter by heading to:FurtherReading.Substack.com.


DBC Pierre – Vernon God Little

DBC Pierre -Big Snake Little Snake

William Golding – Lord of the Flies

James Michener – The Drifters

Naguib Mahfouz – Adrift on the Nile

Peter Frankopan – The Silk Roads

William Dalrymple – The Anarchy

Evelyn Waugh – Decline and Fall

James Salter – A Sport and a Pastime

Marquis De Sade – 120 Days of Sodom

Marquis De Sade – Juliette

Henri Charrière – Papillion

DBC Pierre – Release the Bats

Sarah Knight – Grow the F*** Up

Stephen King – On Writing

Stephen King – Dolores Claiborne

Anne Lamott – Bird By Bird

Viv Albertine -Clothes, Music, Boys

Alejandro Zambra – My Documents

Isabel Allende – House of the Spirits

Julio Cortazar – Hopscotch

James Joyce – Ulysses

Grigor Narekatsi – The Book of Sadness

Katherine Heiny – Early Morning Riser

Joris-Karl Huysmans – Against Nature

Jack Kerouac – Big Sur

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