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Walter Mosley

Walter Mosley

Walter Mosley is one of the most versatile and admired writers in America today. He is the author of more than 37 critically acclaimed books, including the major bestselling mystery series featuring Easy Rawlins. His work has been translated into 23 languages and includes literary fiction, science fiction, political monographs, and a young adult novel. His short fiction has been widely published, and his nonfiction has appeared in The New York Times Magazine and The Nation, among other publications. Two movies have been made from his work including the 1995 TriStar release of Devil in A Blue Dress, produced by Jonathan Demme, directed by Carl Franklin, and starring Denzel Washington and Jennifer Beals. Always Outnumbered, was produced by HBO/NYC and Palomar Pictures film, directed by Michael Apted, and starred Laurence Fishburne, Natalie Cole, Cicely Tyson, and Bill Cobbs. His first full-length play, The Fall of Heaven (Samuel French, 2011), adapted from his novel The Tempest Tales, received its World Premiere production at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, and has been subsequently produced by the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis and Congo Square Theatre (Chicago). Of the production, critics hailed that "The Fall of Heaven could mark the rise of Walter Mosley as a powerful contemporary voice on the American stage." Other plays currently in development include Leading From the Affair, Lift, Breath, White Lilies (Crossroads Theatre Company, May 2013) and the musical adaptation of Devil in a Blue Dress. He is the winner of numerous awards, including an O. Henry Award, a Grammy and PEN America’s Lifetime Achievement Award. He lives in New York City.

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