BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY
Mosley at the 2007 Brooklyn Book Festival
|Born||Walter Ellis Mosley|
January 12, 1952
Los Angeles, California
|Spouse(s)||Joy Kellman (1987–2001)|
Legacy and honors
- Anisfield Wolf Award, for works that increase the appreciation and understanding of race in America.
- Finalist for the NAACP Award in Fiction
- 1996 - Black Caucus of the American Library Association's Literary Award for RL's Dream
- 1996 - O. Henry Award for a Socrates Fortlow story.
- 2001 - Grammy Award for Best Album Notes for Richard Pryor's …And It's Deep Too!
- 2005 - "Risktaker Award" from the Sundance Institute for both his creative and activist efforts.
- 2006 - First recipient of the Carl Brandon Society Parallax Award for his young adult novel 47.
- 2013 - Inducted into the New York Writers Hall of Fame.
- Mosley was awarded an honorary doctorate from the City College of New York.
Easy Rawlins mysteries
- Devil in a Blue Dress (1990)
- A Red Death (1991)
- White Butterfly (1992)
- Black Betty (1994)
- A Little Yellow Dog (1996)
- Gone Fishin' (1997)
- Bad Boy Brawly Brown (2002)
- Six Easy Pieces (2003)
- Little Scarlet (2004)
- Cinnamon Kiss (2005)
- Blonde Faith (2007)
- Little Green (2013)
- Rose Gold (2014)
Fearless Jones mysteries
- Fearless Jones (2001)
- Fear Itself (2003)
- Fear of the Dark (2006)
Leonid McGill mysteries
- The Long Fall (2009)
- Known to Evil (2010)
- When the Thrill Is Gone (2011)
- All I Did Was Shoot My Man (2012)
- And Sometimes I Wonder About You (2015)
Socrates Fortlow books
- Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned (1997)
- Walkin' the Dog (1999)
- The Right Mistake (2008)
For young adults
- 47 (2005)
- RL's Dream (1995)
- The Man in My Basement (2004)
- Walking the Line (2005), a novella in the Transgressions series
- Fortunate Son (2006)
- The Tempest Tales (2008)
- The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey (2010)
- Parishioner (2012)
- Debbie Doesn't Do It Anymore (2014)
- Inside a Silver Box (2015)
- Killing Johnny Fry: A Sexistential Novel (2006)
- Diablerie (2007)
- 'The Fall of Heaven, Samuel French, 2011
- 'Lift', World Premiere at Crossroads Theatre Company on April 10, 2014.
- Workin' on the Chain Gang: Shaking off the Dead Hand of History (2000)
- What Next: An African American Initiative Toward World Peace (2003)
- Life Out of Context: Which Includes a Proposal for the Non-violent Takeover of the House of Representatives (2006)
- This Year You Write Your Novel (2007)
- Twelve Steps Toward Political Revelation (2011) ISBN 978-1-56858-642-7
- Maximum Fantastic Four (2005,with Stan Lee and Jack Kirby)
Crosstown to Oblivion
- The Gift of Fire / On the Head of a Pin, Tor Books, 2012
- Merge / Disciple, Tor Books, 2012
- Stepping Stone / The Love Machine, Tor Books, 2013
Films and television
- Fallen Angels: Fearless (1995) (TV)
- Devil in a Blue Dress (1995)
- Always Outnumbered (1998) (TV)
- Little Brother (short story), episode of Masters of Science Fiction (2007) (TV)
Criticism and scholarship
- Berger, Roger A., "‘The Black Dick’: Race, Sexuality, and Discourse in the L.A. Novels of Walter Mosley", in African American Review 31 (Summer 1997): 281–94.
- Berrettini, Mark, "Private Knowledge, Public Space: Investigation and Navigation in Devil in a Blue Dress", in Cinema Journal 39 (Fall 1999): 74–89.
- Fine, David, ed., Los Angeles in Fiction: A Collection of Essays from James M. Cain to Walter Mosley (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico, 1995).
- Frieburger, William, "James Ellroy, Walter Mosley, and the Politics of the Los Angeles Crime Novel", in Clues: A Journal of Detection 17 (Fall–Winter 1996): 87–104.
- Gruesser, John C., "An Un-Easy Relationship: Walter Mosley's Signifyin(g) Detective and the Black Community," in Confluences: Postcolonialism, African American Literary Studies, and the Black Atlantic (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2007), 58-72.
- Lennard, John, Walter Mosley, Devil in a Blue Dress (Tirril: Humanities-Ebooks, 2007 [Genre Fiction Sightlines]).
- Wesley, Marilyn C., "Power and Knowledge in Walter Mosley’s Devil in a Blue Dress", in African American Review 35 (Spring 2001): 103–16.
- Wilson, Charles E., Jr., Walter Mosley: A Critical Companion (Westport, CT, & London: Greenwood Press, 2003 [Critical Companions to Popular Contemporary Writers])