Walter Mosley ( b. 1952) is the writer of the bestselling mystery series featuring Easy Rawlins, as well as multipl other works, from literary fiction and science fiction to a young adult novels and political monographs. His short fiction has been widely published, and his nonfiction has appeared in the New York Times Magazine and the Nation, among other magazine. Mosley is the winner of numerous awards, including an O. Henry Award, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, a Grammy, and PEN America ’ s Lifetime Achievement Award. He lives in New York ity.