Guest of Honor Profile Walter Mosley

Walter Mosley

Walter Mosley is the 2021 recipient of the Killer Nashville John Seigenthaler Legends Award. He is one of America’s most celebrated and beloved writers. A Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America, he has won numerous awards, including an Edgar Award for best novel, the Anisfield-Wolf Award, a Grammy, a PEN USA’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and several NAACP Image awards.

His books have been translated into more than twenty languages. His short fiction has appeared in a wide array of publications, including the New YorkerGQEsquireLos Angeles Times Magazine, and Playboy, and his nonfiction has been published in the New York Times Book Review, the New York Times MagazineNewsweek, and the Nation. He is the author of the acclaimed Easy Rawlins series, including most recently Charcoal Joe. He lives in New York City. Learn more about Walter by visiting his website.