Walter Mosley is the author of more than fifty critically-acclaimed books, including the major bestselling mystery series featuring Easy Rawlins. His work has been translated into twenty-five languages and includes literary fiction, science fiction, political monographs, and a young adult novel. He is the winner of numerous awards, including an O. Henry Award, the Mystery Writers of America’s Grand Master Award, a Grammy, PEN America’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and an Edgar Award. In his first book on the craft of writing, This Year You Write Your Novel, Walter Mosley supplied aspiring writers with the basic tools to write a novel in one year. In the follow up, Elements of Fiction, Mosley guides the writer through the elements of not just any fiction writing, but the kind of writing that transcends convention and truly stands out. 

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Since Devil in A Blue Dress set Ezekiel “Easy” Rawlins out on his first job of detection,  Mosley has published close to 50 books across genres and formats. Mosley’s upcoming book, Charcoal Joe, marks the 25th anniversary of the Easy Rawlins series.  Join us for a special evening of conversation and readings celebrating Walter Mosley, who’s characters’ popularity and the critical acclaim his books drew opened doors for another generation of writers of color, not only in the mystery field but in other genres as well. 

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