Walter Mosley is the author of Devil in a Blue Dress, A Red Death, White Butterfly, Black Betty and A Little Yellow Dogin the Easy Rawlins mystery series; and RL’s Dream, a blues novel. Mr. Mosley is the past president of the Mystery Writers of America, a member of the executive board of the PEN American Center as well as the National Book Foundation (sponsors of the National Book Awards). He also serves on PEN’s Open Book Committee, a group working to increase the presence of African Americans and others in the publishing community. Walter Mosley is one of the most versatile and admired writers in America today. He is the author of more than 43 critically acclaimed books, including the major bestselling mystery series featuring Easy Rawlins. His work has been translated into 23 languages and includes literary fiction, science fiction, political monographs, and a young adult novel. His short fiction has been widely published, and his nonfiction has appeared in The New York Times Magazine and The Nation, among other publications. He is the winner of numerous awards, including an O. Henry Award, a Grammy and PEN America’s Lifetime Achievement Award. A native of Los Angeles, Walter Mosley now lives in New York City.