Walter Mosley

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


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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A treasury of inspiration coming to the Alden, Feb. 24

by Hanan Daqqa / Fairfax County Times
February 22, 2019

Photo by Marcia E Wilson / Photo Courtesy McLean Community Center

The first time I discovered Walter Mosley was when I saw his photo on the front cover of the library’s catalog a few weeks ago. On the cover was an announcement about his upcoming event at McLean Community Center’s Alden Theatre, and I was intrigued by the look in his eyes and...

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Average rating: 3.89 · 112,434 ratings · 11,539 reviews · 111 distinct worksSimilar authors
Devil in a Blue Dress (Easy...

3.90 avg rating — 16,520 ratings — published 1990 — 53 editions
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The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey

4.04 avg rating — 4,933 ratings — published 2009 — 15 editions
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Black Betty (Easy Rawlins #4)

4.07 avg rating — 3,975 ratings — published 1994 — 34 editions
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The Man in My Basement

3.66 avg rating — 3,892 ratings — published 2004 — 26 editions
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Little Scarlet (Easy Rawlin...

3.99 avg rating — 3,531 ratings — published 2004 — 36 editions
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Always Outnumbered, Always ...

4.16 avg rating — 3,326 ratings — published 1997 — 20 editions
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A Red Death (Easy Rawlins #2)

3.94 avg rating — 3,655 ratings — published 1991 — 36 editions
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A Little Yellow Dog (Easy R...

4.04 avg rating — 3,272 ratings — published 1996 — 25 editions
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White Butterfly (Easy Rawli...

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 3,261 ratings — published 1992 — 28 editions
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The Long Fall (Leonid McGil...

3.75 avg rating — 3,388 ratings — published 2009 — 24 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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