Author of "Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets", published in 1991. The book won the 1992 Edgar award for best true crime book.
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The trick to making a story matter is that every now and then, somebody you care about has to go. If it's somebody that you don't care about, then it doesn't really have - the stakes aren't there. But if you do that every now and then, then the story matters to people. And there are actual stakes involved, emotional stakes.
A Former Baltimore Sun crime reporter, David Simon is the author of the book, "The Corner", and is also the creator of both the Baltimore-based show, The Wire
(2002), and the inspiration behind the show, Homicide: Life on the Street
(1993). Simon's book, "A Year on the Killing Streets", is what the show was based upon.
Simon was known for his in-depth reporting in covering the drug trade in ...