• Susan Stoderl

Saturday Series | Walter Mosley


“If you want to be a writer, you have to write every day. The consistency, the monotony, the certainty, all vagaries and passions are covered by this daily reoccurrence. You don’t go to a well once but daily. You don’t skip a child’s breakfast or forget to wake up in the morning. Sleep comes to you each day, and so does the muse.” (July 2000)

Walter Mosley (b. 1952) was the only child of a Jewish mother and African American father.


On his website, he is described as "one of the most versatile and admired writers in America. He is the author of over sixty critically acclaimed books that cover a wide range of ideas, genres, and forms including fiction (literary, mystery, and science fiction), political monographs, writing guides including Elements of Fiction, a memoir in paintings, and a young adult novel called 47. His work has been translated into twenty-five languages,


Mosley writes to “deepen the understanding and appreciation of Black life in the United States.”

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