David Simon: 2015-2016 Recipient

David Simon is a Baltimore-based author, journalist, and television writer/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, and Treme.

His most recent project is Show Me a Hero, an HBO miniseries depicting the 1987-93 housing desegregation battle that divided Yonkers, N.Y.

Simon is also the author of two books of narrative nonfiction, Homicide and The Corner. Simon is a 2010 MacArthur Fellow.

For more information on David Simon, visit davidsimon.com.


The Award Announcement

Livestream from the event

David Simon accepts the inaugural Serling Award.