DBC Pierre: 'You can be shut down from life because of one mistake'
DBC Pierre is the author of seven books, including Release the Bats, a guide to writing fiction, and Vernon God Little, which won the Booker prize in 2003. I made the mistake, for about a year of writing this, of thinking, I’m just gonna look five, 10 years ahead. You can be shut down from life on the basis of one mistake. This was pivotal because it was suddenly about real grownup life, in real grownup language, and was unparalleled exotica compared to The Hardy Boys. • Meanwhile in Dopamine City by DBC Pierre is published by Faber (£18.99).