David Simon is a Baltimore-based journalist, author and television producer. A former crime reporter for the Baltimore Sun, he is the creator of the celebrated HBO series The Wire, which depicts the political and socioeconomic fissures in an American city. His other television credits include the NBC drama Homicide and HBO’s The Corner, Generation Kill, Treme and Show Me A Hero. His most recent project, The Deuce, follows the legalization and subsequent rise of the porn industry in New York from the early 1970s through the mid-1980s. His miniseries adaptation of Philip Roth's The Plot Against America will premiere on HBO in 2020. The author of two books of narrative nonfiction, "Homicide" and "The Corner," Simon is a 2010 MacArthur Fellow.
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