Walter Mosley: On Writing and Politics
Novelist Walter Mosley has written fiction, science fiction, erotica, non-fiction, and a graphic novel, but he is best known for his crime fiction. His most famous mystery series stars Easy Rawlins, an African American veteran who works as a private investigator in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles in the decades following World War II. He has also written three Fearless Jones mysteries, three Socrates Fortlow mysteries, and one Leonid McGill mystery.
His non-fiction work includes What Next: An African American Initiative Toward World Peace, Workin’ on the Chain Gang: Shaking off the Dead Hand of History, and This Year You Write Your Novel.
His fiction includes RL’s Dream, The Man in My Basement, and The Tempest Tales.
He has been the recipient of numerous honors, including a Grammy, an O. Henry award, and PEN America’s Lifetime Achievement award.