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George Pelecanos - Author


George P. Pelecanos was born in Washington, DC in 1957. His first novel was published in 1992 and alongside his consequential success as an author, he has also worked as producer, writer and story editor for the acclaimed and award-winning US crime series, The Wire. His writing for the show earned him an Emmy nomination.

He is the author of fifteen crime novels set in and around Washington, DC. The Big Blowdown was the recipient of the International Crime Novel of the Year award in both Germany and Japan; King Suckerman was shortlisted for the Gold Dagger Award in the UK. His short fiction has appeared in Esquire and the collections Unusual Suspects and Best American Mystery Stories of 1997. He is an award-winning journalist and pop-culture essayist who has written for the Washington Post.

Pelecanos can also claim credit for involvement in the production of several feature films. Most recently, as a screenwriter for film, he has written an adaptation of King Suckerman for Dimension Films, and was co-writer on the Paid in Full.

Pelecanos lives in Silver Spring, Maryland, with his wife and three children.

If you like George Pelecanos you might also like to read books by James Ellroy, Elmore Leonard and George V. Higgins.

Featured Books, with extracts, by George Pelecanos

The Martini Shot and Other Stories by George Pelecanos
The Martini Shot and Other Stories
George Pelecanos
A collection of stories, mostly gritty low-level crime stories set on Washington DC's mean streets.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/1970
The Cut by George Pelecanos
The Cut
George Pelecanos
The first of a new realistic and gritty crime story, based in Washington, D.C (where else for a Pelecanos novel) featuring ex-Iraq soldier Spero Lucas. A complex character who doesn't seem to mind which side of the law he works...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/07/2012

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