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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January 22, 2019, New York, NY – Mystery Writers of America is proud to announce, as we celebrate the 210th anniversary of the birth of Edgar Allan Poe, the Nominees for the 2019 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television published or produced in 2018. The Edgar® Awards will be presented to the winners at our 73rd Gala Banquet, April 25, 2019 at the...

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Average rating: 3.89 · 111,499 ratings · 11,435 reviews · 113 distinct worksSimilar authors
Devil in a Blue Dress (Easy...

3.90 avg rating — 16,392 ratings — published 1990 — 50 editions
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The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey

4.04 avg rating — 4,903 ratings — published 2009 — 15 editions
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Black Betty (Easy Rawlins #4)

4.07 avg rating — 3,952 ratings — published 1994 — 34 editions
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The Man in My Basement

3.66 avg rating — 3,867 ratings — published 2004 — 26 editions
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Little Scarlet (Easy Rawlin...

3.99 avg rating — 3,505 ratings — published 2004 — 36 editions
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Always Outnumbered, Always ...

4.16 avg rating — 3,311 ratings — published 1997 — 20 editions
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A Red Death (Easy Rawlins #2)

3.94 avg rating — 3,624 ratings — published 1991 — 36 editions
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A Little Yellow Dog (Easy R...

4.04 avg rating — 3,256 ratings — published 1996 — 25 editions
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White Butterfly (Easy Rawli...

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 3,230 ratings — published 1992 — 28 editions
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The Long Fall (Leonid McGil...

3.75 avg rating — 3,365 ratings — published 2009 — 2 editions
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Devil in a Blue Dress A Red Death White Butterfly Black Betty A Little Yellow Dog Gone Fishin' Bad Boy Brawly Brown
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3.88 avg rating — 10,033 ratings

Fearless Jones Fear Itself Fear of the Dark
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Always Outnumbered, Always ... Walkin' the Dog The Right Mistake
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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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