George P. Pelecanos
Jun 27, 2012 — Amor Towles debuts with a crisp, 1930s Manhattan love story, while George Pelecanos and Sapphire return with novels that probe the dark sides of urban life. In nonfiction, Penn Jillette argues for atheism, and journalist Jane Gross reflects on caring for an aging parent.
Aug 2, 2011 — At 11 years old, novelist George Pelecanos witnessed the aftermath of Washington, D.C.'s 1968 race riots, and he's never forgotten it. Now he uses fictional Detective Derek Strange, one of D.C.'s first black cops, to explore the intersection of crime, race and class in the nation's capital.
May 26, 2009 — While ripping up old carpet in a Washington, D.C. rowhouse that's being remodeled and "flipped" by a real estate agent, two workmen discover an Adidas bag stuffed with thousands of dollars' worth of cash in George Pelecanos' newest novel.
Aug 16, 2008 — Best-selling writer George Pelecanos says his newest thriller, The Turnaround, is based on an incident that happened in his neighborhood when he was 15. At the heart of the book is the idea that people never outlive responsibility for what they do.
Dec 11, 2006 — Our book critic continues her list of the year's best in books. This time, she tells us about her favorites in mysteries and nonfiction.
Aug 1, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Cut by George P. Pelecanos. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Aug 1, 2011 — NPR coverage of Hard Revolution by George P. Pelecanos. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.