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Walter Mosley

Graveyard of Memories: A Talk With Barry Eisler

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 05.11.2014 | Home
Mark Rubinstein

Barry Eisler's John Rain novels are the "Tiffany" of assassin-oriented, suspense thrillers. The recently released Graveyard of Memories is a prequel t...

Walter Mosley On What Makes A Great Story

Posted 12.17.2013 | Home

Brief Interviews is a series in which writers discuss language, literature, and a handful of Proustian personality questions. Walter Mosley is a no...

Survival in Pre-Civil War South: 12 Years a Slave Honored at the Lotos Club

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The subject of race was addressed head on at a luncheon celebrating the film "12 Years a Slave," easily the film of the year in an awards season gathe...

Sam Spade and Philip Marlowe -- Meet Jake Lassiter

Paul Levine | Posted 11.30.2013 | Home
Paul Levine

Funny thing is, just as with Spenser and Travis McGee, Jake never seemed that hard-boiled to me. Oh, there's the occasional tough-guy line: "They don't call us sharks for our ability to swim."

Detecting Humanists: New Mysteries by Anne Perry and Walter Mosley

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 06.29.2013 | Home
Nina Sankovitch

Do I look for humanist detectives to buttress my own belief in the inherent goodness of human beings -- that by using our hearts and our minds, we can save the world?

Where Does Walter Mosley Like To Read?

Walter Mosley | Posted 03.06.2013 | Home
Walter Mosley

My absolute ideal place to read is...

Walter Mosley and Love

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 09.16.2012 | Home
Nina Sankovitch

Walter Mosley is the one I go to for great reading, time after time, and genre after genre, because he is a writer who never tires of exploring, in all different ways, how and why we humans keep on going.

Finding the Souls of Politicians Through the Books They Read

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 12.10.2011 | Home
Nina Sankovitch

he question of whether a politician reads at all is a good one, and should be asked and answered more often. But the question of which books a politician has loved throughout his or her lifetime must be asked and answered.

From Novelist Walter Mosley: A Clear Look At A Clouded Mind

Ilaina Edison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ilaina Edison

In his novel The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey, Mosley captures with astonishing clarity the experience of life and love filtered through the clouded lens of a man who suffers from dementia.

Great Titles to Add to the NYT Best of 2010 Lists

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nina Sankovitch

In a year when so many good books were published, my own list of the best of 2010 includes some truly great books missing from the NYT collection.

A Tour of Bouchercon: San Francisco

Mark Coggins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mark Coggins

Last weekend the mother of all crime fiction conferences was held in San Francisco. Dubbed "Bouchercon" to honor Anthony Boucher, a crime fiction writ...

Conference For Black Writers Still Necessary In Age Of Obama

The New York Times | FELICIA R. LEE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

in the age of President Obama, when successful black writers can be found across genres and a Nobel Prize winner, Toni Morrison, can be tapped to be t...

Culture Wars: The Nation Hosts A Salon

Erica Abeel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Erica Abeel

The Nation magazine recently held a "Salon" to explore the question, What Will Become of Our Culture? Too bad it didn't occur during the current New Moon juggernaut.

The Nation's Special Issue "Food for All"

Ben Wyskida | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ben Wyskida

There is a much broader movement out there towards food democracy: the effort to ensure healthy food for everyone.

The Shelf Talker: Arugula, Poetry, and New Best Friends

Kevin Smokler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Kevin Smokler

How a mind like food writer Ruth Reichl's works is more important her policy position on putting bread in the refrigerator.

British Sex Scandal: The Obvious Hillary Connection

Chris Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Kelly

The president of the governing body for Formula One racing has been implicated -- and by "implicated," I mean "videotaped" -- in a sex scandal. And it all comes back to Hillary Clinton.