George P Pelecanos

Where are you? Nantos hotel, London.

What are you? Greek American writer.

What do you make? books.

What do you love? my family and my work.

What do you hate? It's too long an answer, but I hate what's done to the children in Washington. the neglet and what's happened the last 15 years, how we've lost a whole generation of kids to poverty and neglect and lack of education, opportunity. That's what i hate more than anything, I think it's a disgrace.

What do you listen to? This summer; the new Fugazi, Sweetheart of the Rodeo (remastered), Ennio Morricone, Guided By Voices.

What do you watch? Movies, basically. I don't watch much television.

What do you drink? German beer, American bourbon, red wine.

What do you smoke? occasionally Marlboro Reds.

What do you take? not much anymore.

What do you believe in? family and work.

  • When We were 16.

  • Where were you? DC.

    What were you? Stoner / athlete.

    What did you wear? Ripped jeans, Chuck Taylor sneakers, flannel shirts.

    What did you listen to? Isley Brothers, Curtis Mayfield, Robin Trowther.

    What did you watch? Starsky and Hutch, Good Times, Kojak.

    What did you love? Music, cars, girls, basketball.

    What did you hate? I didn't hate anything when I was 16.

    What did you drink? Budweiser. Just Budweiser.

    What did you smoke? Mexican and Columbian.

    What did you take? Some Speed, sometimes some Downs.

    What did you want to be? I wanted to make movies.

    Who did you fight? Other boys at school, occasionally

    Who/What did you believe in? My friends

    Where did you go? All over. We drove everywhere. At night, we'd cruise the streets, racing, looking for girls and parties. So just the streets. Nowhere, really…

    What did you learn? How to be a man.