Walter Mosley is an American author who is probably best known for his 'Easy Rawlins' series of detective novels. The first, Devil in a Blue Dress, was published in 1990, and won a Shamus Award for Best First Novel the following year. It was later adapted as a hit movie starring Denzel Washington. He has also written three other crime series, the 'Fearless Jones', 'Leonid McGill' and 'Socrates Fortlow' books, as well as several works of science fiction, literary fiction, non-fiction and a young adult novel. His books have been translated into 23 languages, and he has won numerous awards including an O. Henry Award, a lifetime achievement award from PEN America and the University of Southern California's Literary Achievement Award.
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