Booker Winner’s Improbable Win

D.B.C. Pierre’s Booker win seems improbable. Pierre is “the pen name of Peter Finlay, 42, a cartoonist, and a reformed gambler and drug addict. He now lives in a remote part of Ireland. The initials stand for Dirty But Clean.” He says he absorbed the dialects for his his first-ever book by watching Jerry Springer on TV.