Interview with Author and Filmmaker George Pelecanos

Iconic crime fiction author George Pelecanos has bridged his book series into multiple acclaimed HBO series including The Wire, The Pacific, Treme, The Deuce and We Own The City.  George joined our Gadi Elkon to talk about his latest book, OWNING UP.

Pelecanos is the author of eighteen novels set in and around Washington, D.C.: A Firing Offense, Nick’s Trip, Shoedog, Down By the River Where the Dead Men Go, The Big Blowdown, King Suckerman, The Sweet Forever, Shame the DevilRight as RainHell to Pay, Soul Circus, Hard Revolution, Drama City, The Night GardenerThe TurnaroundThe Way Home, The Cut, and What It Was.  He has been the recipient of the Raymond Chandler award in Italy, the Falcon award in Japan, and the Grand Prix Du Roman Noir in France.  Hell to Pay and Soul Circus were awarded the 2003 and 2004 Los Angeles Times Book Prizes.  His short fiction has appeared in Esquire, Playboy, and the collections Unusual Suspects, Best American Mystery Stories of 1997, Measures of Poison, Best American Mystery Stories of 2002, Men From Boys, and Murder at the Foul Line. He served as editor on the collections D.C. Noir and D.C. Noir 2: The Classics, as well as The Best Mystery Stories of 2008.  He is an award-winning essayist who has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, GQ, Sight and Sound, Uncut, Mojo, and numerous other publications.  Esquire magazine called him “the poet laureate of the D.C. crime world.”  In Entertainment Weekly, Stephen King wrote that Pelecanos is “perhaps the greatest living American crime writer.”  Pelecanos would like to note that Mr. King used the qualifier “perhaps.”

George was kind enough to join me from his home in Silver Springs, Maryland.

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