Walter Mosley





Walter Mosley

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in Los Angeles, California, The United States
January 12, 1952

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Walter Mosley (b. 1952) is the author of the bestselling mystery series featuring Easy Rawlins, as well as numerous other works, from literary fiction and science fiction to a young adult novel and political monographs. His short fiction has been widely published, and his nonfiction has appeared in the New York Times Magazine and the Nation, among other publications. Mosley is the winner of numerous awards, including an O. Henry Award, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, a Grammy, and PEN America’s Lifetime Achievement Award. He lives in New York City.


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Walter Mosley: 'Write each and every day of your life'


In 2007, Walter Mosley published his book “This Year You Write Your Novel,” which the Good Reads website praised as “an essential book of tips, practical advice, and wisdom” for aspiring authors.


Mosley knows of what he writes. Since 1990, he has produced more than four dozen books, including his well-known mystery series centering on the fictional detective Ezekiel Porterhouse “Easy” Rawlins....

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Average rating: 3.88 · 67,270 ratings · 6,443 reviews · 69 distinct works · Similar authors
Devil in a Blue Dress (Easy...
3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 10,429 ratings — published 1990 — 38 editions
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The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey
4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 3,524 ratings — published 2009 — 13 editions
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Black Betty (Easy Rawlins #4)
4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 2,703 ratings — published 1994 — 28 editions
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Little Scarlet (Easy Rawlin...
3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 2,577 ratings — published 2004 — 33 editions
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Always Outnumbered, Always ...
4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 2,534 ratings — published 1997 — 19 editions
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The Man in My Basement
3.64 of 5 stars 3.64 avg rating — 2,700 ratings — published 2004 — 23 editions
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A Little Yellow Dog (Easy R...
4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 2,396 ratings — published 1996 — 20 editions
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A Red Death (Easy Rawlins #2)
3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 2,378 ratings — published 1991 — 30 editions
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 2,219 ratings — published 1992 — 24 editions
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Fortunate Son
3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 2,025 ratings — published 2006 — 26 editions
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“We are not trapped or locked up in these bones. No, no. We are free to change. And love changes us. And if we can love one another, we can break open the sky.”
Walter Mosley, Blue Light

“A peasant that reads is a prince in waiting.”
Walter Mosley, The Long Fall

“The job of the writer is to take a close and uncomfortable look at the world they inhabit, the world we all inhabit, and the job of the novel is to make the corpse stink.”
Walter Mosley

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