David Simon/Richard Price

This article is from 2009.

David Simon/Richard Price

OK, so if you didn’t know it by now, The Wire is officially ‘the best TV drama series ever made’. Everyone from Jay Z to George Osborne have professed their love for the now defunct Baltimore show while arts journalists at The Guardian are forced to sign a pledge of allegiance to David Simon’s baby before they are allowed through the door. The man himself is in town as is one of his screen scribes, Richard Price, whose novels include Clockers and last year’s Chandleresque Lush Life.

Richard Price, 28 Aug, 8pm, £9 (£7); David Simon, 29 Aug, 8pm, £9 (£7).

David Simon

THE SKINNY EVENT Are America's inner cities unpoliceable? This was the question first posed by David Simon - creator of HBO's universally acclaimed TV series The Wire - eighteen years ago in his award-winning Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets. Now re-issued, the gripping, gut-churning account of his twelve month…

Richard Price

FINE FICTION Oscar-nominated for The Colour of Money and writer on HBO's phenomenally successful series The Wire, Hollywood screenwriter and novelist Richard Price is a master of dialogue. In his much-acclaimed novel Lush Life, he explores the cracks and shady underground networks beneath New York's glamorous façade…

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