'Definitive oral history' of The Wire set for publication

'Definitive oral history' of The Wire set for publication

No Exit Press, part of Oldcastle Books Ltd, has acquired a "definitive oral history" of TV show "The Wire", as told by the actors, writers, directors, and others involved in its creation.

The book will be published in May 2018, marking 10 years since the final episode of the show aired in 2008. Its author is journalist Jonathan Abrams who, "with unparalleled access" to the key actors and writers involved, will give a complete account of "The Wire" including a behind- the-scenes take on how the show came to be made.

UK and Commonwealth rights in All The Pieces Matter: The Inside Story of The Wire, excluding Canada, were acquired by Geoffrey Mulligan, editor-in-chief at No Exit Press, from Caspian Dennis at Abner Stein on behalf of Daniel Greenberg at Levine Greenberg Rostan.

Mulligan said: "All The Pieces Matter is an outstanding work of oral history about a television masterpiece. Anyone who loved 'The Wire' will find it riveting and indispensable."

Abrams added: "This isn't just a book about 'The Wir'e, but also about crime, politics, social structures, media and the struggles to create an enduring masterpiece."

All The Pieces Matter: The Inside Story of The Wire will be published by No Exit Press in royal paperback in May 2018, priced £12.99.