This is for all the fans of great books and great TV: Rafael Alvarez, a former writer for HBO’s “The Wire,” is on an eight-city tour with his new book of short stories, “Exile on Macon Street.” The tour brings him to Carrboro on Thursday.
In addition to being a staff writer for “The Wire,” Alvarez wrote for “The Wire’s” cousin show, NBC’s “Homicide: Life on the Street”; “The Black Donnellys,” also on NBC; and the very fine, wrongly canceled NBC series “Life” (with Damien Lewis).
Alvarez is a native of Baltimore and worked as a City Desk reporter at The Baltimore Sun for more than 20 years.
“Exile on Macon Street” – his 11th book – is a fiction collection centered around Basilio Boullosa, a sign painter in East Baltimore.
You can meet Alvarez in person at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Carrboro coffee house Johnny’s Gone Fishing. He’ll be introduced by former N.C. Supreme Court Associate Justice Willis Whichard.
Get info about Johnny’s Gone Fishing at johnnysgonefishing.com.