Writing is What I Do: Walter Mosley in Conversation with Jael Richardson

Host: Jael Richardson

Writing is What I Do: Walter Mosley in Conversation with Jael Richardson

Monday, Oct 19
Live on Zoom

Walter Mosley’s work includes 43 critically acclaimed books, translated into 23 languages, and countless essays in prestigious magazines, not to mention influence over some of the biggest shows on our screens. One of the most celebrated writers in America today, he has been described as both “a writer whose work transcends category” (Time) and “one of the most humane, insightful, powerful prose stylists working in any genre. He’s also one of the most radical.” (Austin Chronicle). He speaks with Festival of Literary Diversity Director, Jael Richardson, about The Awkward Black Man: a new release of 17 of Mosley’s most accomplished short stories, in which he overturns often-made stereotypes of black male characters. In prose and conversation, this incredible artist paints a subtle, powerful portrait of the complexity of humankind. This is an opportunity to hear from one of the finest writers of our generation speaking to a leading voice in Canadian publishing today.

JAEL RICHARDSON is the author of The Stone Thrower, a book columnist on CBC’s q and the founder and Artistic Director for the Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD). Her debut novel, Gutter Child, arrives in 2021.

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Walter Mosley

United States

WALTER MOSLEY is the author of more than 50 critically acclaimed books, including the major bestselling mystery series featuring Easy Rawlins. His work includes literary fiction, science fiction, political monographs and a young adult novel. In 2013, he was inducted into the New York State Writers Hall of Fame, and he is the winner of numerous awards, including the Mystery Writers of America’s Grand Master Award, a Grammy, PEN America’s Lifetime Achievement Award.