Tag: Walter Mosley

The Devil Has a New Blue Dress to Wear—Walter Mosley’s Easy Rawlins Books Are Being Adapted for TV

Walter Mosley, left, attends the 2018 National Art Awards in New York on Oct. 22, 2018; Denzel Washington in Devil in a Blue Dress (1995)Photo: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File (AP), TriStar Pictures (AP) The leading character of the 1995 neo-noir mystery Devil in a Blue Dress, Ezekiel “Easy” Rawlins is getting his own TV series. Originally […]

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Walter Mosley’s The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey Adaptation Finds Its Leading Man in Samuel L. Jackson

Samuel L. Jackson attends Marvel Studios “Captain Marvel” Premiere on March 04, 2019, in Hollywood, Calif.Photo: Frazer Harrison (Getty Images) Shaft and The Banker star Samuel L. Jackson is set to star in a new limited series for Apple+ TV, The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey. The six-episode limited series is based on the critically […]

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‘It’s Not That Much to Write a Novel’: The Root Presents It’s Lit! Unlocks the Mystery of Writing With Walter Mosley

Illustration: Angelica Alzona, Photo: Courtesy of MasterClass It’s Lit!It’s Lit!Where all things literary live at The Root Walter Mosley may be best known for writing mysteries—though his bestselling Easy Rawlins series are among the dozens of works across genres that he’s produced in the past 30 years. But the prolific author doesn’t believe there’s any […]

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Learn Writing With a Master: Walter Mosley Is Sharing His Creative Process on MasterClass

Photo: Courtesy of MasterClass It’s Lit!It’s Lit!Where all things literary live at The Root If you’ve been trying to decipher the mystery behind writing great fiction, let acclaimed mystery writer Walter Mosley be your guide. Actually, Mosley, who this year became the first Black man to receive the National Book Award’s Medal for Distinguished Contribution […]

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Black Authors Stand Out on the National Book Awards’ Shortlist of Finalists

Screenshot: West Virginia University Press, Liveright, Dutton Books for Young Readers It’s Lit!It’s Lit!Where all things literary live at The Root Black talent got a prestigious shout-out when the 2020 finalists for the National Book Awards were announced on Tuesday. The 25 honorees and their titles, considered the best literature in America by the National […]

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Renowned Author Walter Mosley To Receive The National Book Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award

Throughout his entire career, renowned author Walter Mosley has penned powerful, thought-provoking pieces of work and now the bestselling novelist will be honored for his contributions to the literary world. The National Book Foundation announced that Mosley will be the recipient of its 2020 lifetime achievement award. The honor is historic as it marks the […]

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