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In this March 25, 2009 file photo, author, screenwriter and producer David Simon works on the New Orleans set of his project, <i>Treme</i>, set in post-Hurricane Katrina. Simon is among 23 recipients of this year's MacArthur Foundation
Tuesday, Sep. 28, 2010

Open quoteI was wondering, was it something about any book or show I'd written? Or had I run over someone's dog and didn't know it?Close quote

  • creator of The Wire, who got a call from a lawyer and braced for bad news before learning that he had been awarded a MacArthur Fellowship, or a "genius grant," which is a $500,000 prize with no strings attached
Photo: Cheryl Gerber / File / AP | Source: Washington Post