Walter Mosley is an American novelist, widely recognized for his crime fiction. He has written a series of best-selling historical mysteries featuring the hard-boiled detective Easy Rawlins, a black private investigator and World War II veteran living in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles. Little Green, his latest novel, is the first Rawlins novel in seven years.
Here, Mosley speaks with Tom Lutz about Little Green, genre fiction, Sunset Strip in the 1960s, the academy, Shakespeare, and Los Angeles' literary history.
Produced by Jerry Gorin and James Simenc