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Speaker: George Pelecanos
Event Date: September 30, 2006
Running Time: 1:47

George Pelecanos recalls interacting with his fans in 2006.

“It gets you fired up as a writer.”

Speaker Biography:
George Pelecanos is the author of 16 crime novels set in and around Washington, D.C. His books have won several awards, including International Crime Novel of the Year for “The Big Blowdown” (1996) and The Los Angeles Times Book Prize for “Hell to Pay” in 2003 and again in 2004 for “Soul Circus.” He works regularly as a screenwriter and independent-film producer and was a writer and producer for the acclaimed HBO television series “The Wire.” He is a co-producer of HBO’s “The Pacific” and on the writing team for “Treme.”