Tuesday, August 12, 2008

OT: Aug 12, 14: Crime writer George Pelecanos appearances

One of Washington's best crime fiction writers, George Pelecanos, will be speaking tonight at Politics and Prose in DC at 7 pm (202-364-1919) and on Thursday at 7:30 pm at Borders in Bailey's Crossroads just outside of Arlington (703-998-0404). Pelecanos is also known for his writing on the tv show The Wire, but his novels have all been set in DC and are full of the region outside of the monuments. The City Paper has a cover story article on him by Mark Athitakis, who said such nice things about this blog, and the Express has an online interview in which he says, "When I'm writing, I'm writing for Washingtonians."

I'll be going to the Thursday signing at Borders if anyone wants to meet up.

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