Conversations with Walter Mosley
Publication Year: 2011
Published by: University Press of Mississippi
Walter Mosley is a prolific and protean writer, critically acclaimed and commercially successful. Starting relatively late on a writing career has spurred Mosley’s astounding output and virtuosity in the twenty years ...
Novelist Walter Mosley, forty-one, already a cult favorite among mystery readers, suddenly appeared on television and in the papers in January when ...
The Other Side of Those Mean Streets
Walter Mosley achieved instant recognition with the publication of his first Easy Rawlins book, Devil in a Blue Dress (1990). The critics were uniformly complimentary about the novel. They loved his historical re-creation of postwar Los Angeles and the unique voice he had captured with his ...
Walter Mosley’s Secret Stories: A Ride with a Mystery Writer Who Evokes the Unclichéd
Midafternoon, and we are sailing. The wide span of Century Boulevard seems vast in its possibilities, a seductive expanse with room to roam or expand. At quick glimpse, it is sparkling, but a brief pause at a light reveals something quite diﬀerent—a poorly patched facade, a wall of chain ...
The Monday Interview: Walter Mosley
The Los Angeles Times sees him as a preeminent spokesman for America’s blacks. President Clinton is his most famous fan. The New York Times Book Review says he is “one of America’s best mystery writers.” British newspapers have referred to him as “the most important black literary figure since James Baldwin.” So what does Walter Mosley, forty-three, America’s hottest black author, think of himself...
Walter Mosley Writers Institute Seminar and Evening Reading
Donald Faulkner : I want to say that Walter Mosley is a man of his word. He was willing to come and visit with us last fall, and that afforded us a great opportunity to have an advanced screening of Devil in a Blue Dress. It was... the first event in the Writers Institute’s fall 1995 series, and it was also my own inaugural event with the Institute. Today’s event is also special. I first met
Walter Mosley, 1998
Another New York City day lowers to a livable pitch. Walter Mosley, the acclaimed mystery writer, sits behind a large wooden desk in a chair that resembles a medieval oak throne, talking with loud inflections that bounce oﬀ the walls. Mosley is the king of all his imagination, ...
Interview with Walter Mosley January 1999
Sam Coale: You have said that you wrote a single sentence one day which spoke to you and that that got you started as a writer. Could you explain this ...
On the Chain Gang
Elizabeth Farnsworth: The new book is Workin’ on the Chain Gang: Shaking off the Dead Hand of History by Walter Mosley. His first nonfiction book, it looks at what he calls “the chains that define our range of motion.” ...
Eavesdropping with Walter Mosley and Colson Whitehead
Lured by the dual promises of a midday meal at a famous Brooklyn eatery and the opportunity to meet an admired colleague, Colson Whitehead and Walter Mosley accepted an invitation from Book to dine at Junior’s Restaurant a couple of months before Whitehead’s second ...
BookMuse Interview with Walter Mosley
.Gail David-Tellis: Thank you for talking to me. I have some questions and some are kind of longwinded, so feel free to do with them whatever you...
Walter Mosley Talks Technology, Race, and His Return Trip into Futureland
Walter Mosley was not met with open arms by publishers when he sent his first novel out in 1989. As he tells it, their response was, “Well, you have to understand. White people don’t read about black people. Black women don’t like black men. And black men don’t read.” Mosley thankfully did not listen ...
Walter Mosley: A Seat at the Table
Walter [Ellis] Mosley was born January 12, 1952, in Los Angeles, California, and grew up in South Central L.A. In 1972, he moved to the East Coast and attended college in Vermont and Massachusetts before graduating in 1977 from Johnson State College, Vermont, with a BA in political science. In 1982 ...
Taking a Stand with Walter Mosley
PA: The mystery writer and commentator Gary Phillips wrote an article in Colorlines magazine in which he says that who gets killed in America, and why and who pays are themes central to the lives of people of color and the disenfranchised. He says no literary form is more conducive to delving into this than the mystery/crime novel. What do you think?...
Walter Mosley: Fearless and Easy
When Walter Mosley’s Devil in a Blue Dress debuted in 1990, he was purported to be one of two black writers working in the crime fiction genre. His series of Easy Rawlins novels—popular with critics, readers, and a former ...
Interview with Walter Mosley
Paula Woods: Welcome. Thank you so much for coming out. Thank you so much for this tribute, which will be one of many for our guest of honor. I think it’s probably useless for me to introduce Walter Mosley, but I will ...
Walter Mosley, Uneasy Street
On August 11, 1965, a routine traﬃc stop in a residential section of South Central Los Angeles known as Watts sparked the largest riots in American history. Over the next six days, thirty-four people were killed, more than a ...
Walter Mosley Interview
Walter Mosley: Wow! Paula Woods: Welcome. Thank you so much for coming out. Thank you so much for this tribute, which will be one of many for our guest of honor. I think it’s probably useless for me to introduce Walter Mosley, but I will try. Hopefully you read my appreciation of him, and those of you who have, know that he is probably one of the more prolific writers you will see at Left Coast Crime this weekend. He has written eight Easy Rawlins novels and a prequel...
Walter Mosley’s Search for Context
Walter Mosley’s latest monograph, Life Out of Context, is a cognitive journey that tackles the big questions many of us have furtively attempted to answer. How can we make a diﬀerence in a topsy-turvy world where average ...
A Conversation with Walter Mosley
. We aren’t yet halfway through 2006 and the talented Walter Mosley has already published four books—The Wave (science-fiction), Life Out of Con-text (political meditations), Cinnamon Kiss (an Easy Rawlins mystery), and his latest, Fortunate Son, which is literary fiction, a beautiful, involving, and ...
Hardboiled to Hardcore: Interview with Walter Mosley
Walter Mosley calls his new book a sexistential noir. Seeing that Killer Johnny Fry mixes incest with loneliness, golden showers with ennui, and strap-ons with a longing for connection, the description fits like a latex ...
Good news for Walter Mosley fans. His favorite detective, Easy Ra-lins, is back. However, the bad news is it may be for the last time. The new book from the award-winning author is called Blonde Faith and is the tenth ...
Interview: Walter Mosley
.For fans of mystery novels, Walter Mosley needs no introduction. Mosley is best known for his Easy Rawlins mysteries such asDevil in a Blue Dress and Six Easy Piece s, but his literary prowess spans several genres. In under twen-...
PIP—The Fall of Heaven —Walter Mosley
WVXU: It seems likely that you’ve read something by my guest this evening on “Around Cincinnati.” Novelist Walter Mosley is one of America’s most versatile and prolific writers. His output over the past two decades includes... more than twenty-five works of fiction, and he can count among his fans movie stars and at least one
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Page Count: 256
Publication Year: 2011
OCLC Number: 729166775
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