David Simon is an American journalist, author and television writer and producer. He attended Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School and the University of Maryland writing for the newspaper of both institutions. Upon graduating from college with a degree in general studies he embarked upon a career in journalism, writing…more
He won the 1992 Edgar Award for Best True Crime Book for his novel Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets.
Simon is the author of Homicide: Life on the Killing Streets, the best-selling real life police novel which was the basis for the television show Homicide: Life on the Street.