David Simon’s Homicide won the Edgar and Anthony awards and became the basis for the NBC award-winning drama. Simon’s second book, The Corner: A Year in the Life of An Inner-City Neighbourhood, co-authored with Edward Burns, was made into an Emmy-winning HBO miniseries. Simon is currently an executive producer and writer for HBO’s Peabody Award-winning series THE WIRE. He lives in Baltimore.
A teacher in the Baltimore public school system, Edward Burns retired after serving twenty years in the city police department. For much of that time, he worked as a detective in the homicide unit.