Walter Mosley

Monday, November 16, 2009

Murder, Mystery & Mayhem on Walter Mosley's Known to Evil

"A contemporary story, written in classic noir style, with a complicated plot and a strong conflicted main character who's searching for redemption in a world that forces him to choose between his newly found principles and survival. Leonid McGill appears to be up to the challenge with his boxer's instincts, well connected friends, and pocket of IOUs. My TBR [To Be Read] pile eagerly awaits Known to Evil." More...

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Riverhead authors at the 2009 National Book Festival

Junot Díaz, Mark Kurlansky, and Walter Mosley will be at the 2009 National Book Festival on Saturday, September 26. The festival is organized and sponsored by the Library of Congress and will be held on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The festival is free and open to the public.

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Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Walter Mosley's Newsweek cover story on America's obsession with crime

“Everybody is guilty of something. This is a truism of the West. It goes all the way back to Cain and original sin and has been a central topic of discourse among members of society from the construction of the laws of ancient Rome, through the Inquisition, into the Jim Crow system of the South (and North), stopping to wallow in the culture of the Soviet Union, and going right to the rotted heart of the race laws of Nazi Germany.... Guilt is the mainstay of who we are and how we are organized, and is, seemingly, our undeniable destiny, along with Death and Taxes.” Read more here, and listen to Mosley discuss our fascination with crime fiction on NPR's Talk of the Nation here.

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Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Riverhead authors at the 2009 National Book Festival

Riverhead authors Junot Díaz, Mark Kurlansky, and Walter Mosley will make presentations at the 9th annual National Book Festival in Washington DC on September 26, 2009. The National Book Festival is organized and sponsored by the Library of Congress and was created to celebrate the joys of reading and lifelong literacy.

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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Walter Mosley’s The Long Fall on Oprah’s Book Club Summer Reading List

Oprah.com selects Walter Mosley’s The Long Fall as one of their 11 Unputdownable Mysteries: Thrills, Chills, and Not-Your-Typical Whodunits. Read why protagonist Leonid McGill will be “the new man in your life” and see their other selections here.

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Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Walter Mosley on Slate V

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Friday, April 24, 2009

The Boston Globe on Walter Mosley's The Long Fall

Mosley's New P.I. Has His Hands Full

"Mosley has created not only the newest of the great fictional detectives, but also an incisive and insightful commentator on the American scene. And this more-than-worthy successor to Philip Marlowe is our guide through one of the finest mysteries I've read in some time. The Long Fall is tightly plotted with unforeseeable twists, to say nothing of fully realized characters and exceptional dialogue. It's also unfailingly real: The fidelity to detail and plausible elaborations made me feel as if I were watching real-life events." More...

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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

San Francisco Chronicle on Walter Mosley's The Long Fall

“The pleasures of the novel come not mainly from its narrative mechanics but from McGill's first-person perspective on race and class in an America on the verge of electing its first black president … The Long Fall accomplishes most of what an inaugural installment of a mystery series should. The three major plot strands are solidly developed and neatly resolved. McGill's quest for redemption, however, is far from over, but it will be interesting to watch it play out across a number of subsequent volumes … Having retired Easy Rawlins, Mosley has devised a worthy successor in Leonid McGill.” More...

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Monday, February 09, 2009

Publishers Weekly profiles Walter Mosley

Publishers Weekly features a web-exclusive profile of Walter Mosley (author of the forthcoming The Long Fall) in which Mosley discusses his new series and lead character, his move to Riverhead, and the reason Easy Rawlins had to be put to rest.

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Saturday, January 31, 2009

Featured Author : Walter Mosley

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Walter Mosley

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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 won numerous awards and have been translated into more than twenty languages. Born in Los Angeles, Mosley lives in New York City. 

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