Walter Mosley

Friday, November 04, 2011

Walter Mosley writes about home in The New York Times

Walter Mosley, whose 30th novel, The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey, is now out in paperback, writes about his first memory from his 1950s L.A. childhood. To read the essay, click here.

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Friday, December 03, 2010

The New York Times on Walter Mosley's The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey

"The character study at the heart of The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey is a tour de force. Narrated in an intimate whisper, the story draws us deep into the mind of an old man wandering through the remnants of his memories, searching for the key to an old mystery... Ptolemy is a true folk hero." More...

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Thursday, April 08, 2010

Tell Me More Talks to Walter Mosley

NPR’s Tell Me More talks to Walter Mosley about his new book, Known to Evil. Mosley shares how his detective, Leonid McGill, is like all of us in that we're all seeking redemption, and he discusses the importance of writing black male heroes. Read an excerpt of Known to Evil and listen to the interview here.
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Monday, April 05, 2010 on Known to Evil: "Entertaining, powerful, one of the best of the year."

"Known to Evil, the second McGill book, confirms what longtime readers of this author have long known: Mosley is one of our best writers, not just of crime fiction but of all genres…Walter Mosley has written a vibrant detective series for the new century, reflecting the America of today. We live in uncertain times, and Mosley captures that perfectly here…Known to Evil is an entertaining, powerful mystery novel, one of the best of the year. And it will be enjoyable to watch Leonid McGill fighting for his comeback over the next several years." more...
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Monday, March 29, 2010

The New York Times Book Review on Walter Mosley's Known to Evil

"The voice of the narrator—low, intense and soaked in melancholy—is what hooks us in Known to Evil, the second mystery by Walter Mosley to feature Leonid McGill, an ex-­boxer and onetime fixer for the mob. ‘I gave up my dirty tricks with the intention of doing the right thing in my business and my life,' McGill tells us in a world-weary tone that’s music to our ears…Mosley uses his plot like clothesline, stringing up scenes that barely touch but look great flapping in the wind. His characters are something else, though. Like McGill, they live and breathe genre lingo, even when they’re just talking with their fists.” more...
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Friday, March 26, 2010

Time Interviews Walter Mosley

Time talks to Walter Mosley about his new book, Known to Evil. Mosley reveals why he doesn’t read crime fiction, how he comes up with such unique character names, and what his writing routine entails. Read the full interview here.
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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

20 Questions for Walter Mosley

PopMatters talks to Walter Mosley, whose new book, Known to Evil, is just out this week. The 20 questions include hidden talents, Star Trek vs. Star Wars (to which Mosley replies, “The way to break a man’s heart and a mother’s soul would be to ask them to choose between their children.”), and time travel.

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Monday, March 22, 2010

Featured Author : Walter Mosley

Walter Mosley

About the Author

Walter Mosley is one of America’s most celebrated and beloved writers. His mysteries appear regularly on the New York Times bestseller list, and his books have been translated into more than twenty languages. He lives in New York City.

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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Riverhead continues sweep of best books of ‘09 lists

Riverhead has made an appearance on many of the Best Books of 2009 lists, from The New York Times to The New Yorker, and the accolades keep rolling in. The Cleveland Plain Dealer picked The Book of Night Women as one of the 20 Best Books of 2009. Largehearted Boy named Cristina Henríquez’s The World in Half a Favorite Novel of 2009. Salon picked Sarah Waters’ The Little Stranger. Love and Obstacles was chosed by the Kansas City Star. The Boston Globe selected Walter Mosley’s The Long Fall. The Christian Science Monitor picked Barbara Bradley Hagerty's Fingerprints of God and David Owen's Green Metropolis. Alan Beattie's False Economy is an 800 CEO Read Best Business Book of 2009.Plus, the San Francisco Chronicle names Bernardine Evaristo’s Blonde Roots and Aleksandar Hemon’s Love and Obstacles as two of the Best Books of 2009.

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Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Five Riverhead Books are among the New York Times' 100 Notable Book of 2009

Five Riverhead books landed on The New York Times' 100 Notable Book of 2009: John Farmer’s The Ground Truth, Aleksandar Hemon’s Love and Obstacles, Steven Johnson's The Invention of Air, Maile Meloy's Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It, and Sarah Waters’ The Little Stranger. Plus, Walter Mosley's The Long Fall made the Notable Crime Books of 2009 list.

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