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Walter Mosley Chosen as 2016 Grand Master by Mystery Writers of America

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November 23, 2015 – New York, NY – Walter Mosley has been chosen as the 2016 Grand Master by Mystery Writers of America (MWA). MWA’s Grand Master Award represents the pinnacle of achievement in mystery writing and was established to acknowledge important contributions to this genre, as well as for a body of work that is both significant and of consistent high quality. Mr. Mosley will receive his award at the 70th Annual Edgar Awards Banquet, which will be held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City on Thursday, April 28, 2016.

When told of being named a Grand Master, Mosley said, “Receiving the Grand Master Award is the apex of my career as a crime writer; as a writer. It is, joyfully, one of the seminal events of my life.”

Walter Mosley is one of the most acclaimed and prolific crime writers of our time. He started writing when he was thirty-four, and since then has published over forty novels. He is also the most successful and well-known crime writer of color.

He is perhaps best known for his Easy Rawlins series, beginning with Devil in a Blue Dress, which was made into a film starring Denzel Washington. He has also written three other series, featuring Fearless Jones, Leonid McGill, and Socrates Fortlaw. In addition, he has written science fiction, non-fiction, social criticism, young adult fiction, plays, graphic novels, and numerous short stories.


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Wilhelmina Jenkins | 2049 comments Well deserved!


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Karen Barker (kbarker) | 1 comments Agree!


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