Acclaimed Writer Walter Mosley to Speak at Boston University

Contact: Lauren Davalla, 617-358-1688 |

(Boston) – The Friends of the Libraries at Boston University will host an evening with celebrated writer Walter Mosley. Mosley is the author of more than 34 critically acclaimed books, including the bestselling mystery series featuring Easy Rawlins and Devil in the Blue Dress, which was adapted as a film starring Denzel Washington. Mosley has been the recipient of the O. Henry Award, a Grammy and PEN America’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Prizes for the prestigious Lawrence G. Blackmon Student Book Collecting Contest will be awarded before the lecture.

Event Details
The Friends Speaker Series Featuring Walter Mosley
Hosts: The Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center
Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Time: 5:30 PM reception, 6:00 PM lecture
Location: Metcalf Hall (2nd Floor of George Sherman Union, 775 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston)
Admission: Free to Friends of the Libraries members and BU students, $25 per person for the public
Contact: RSVP to 617-353-3697
For more information, please call 617-353-3696 or visit

Walter Mosley’s work has been translated into 21 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. Mosley’s most recent work includes The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey, published in November 2010, and the third novel in his Leonid McGill series, When the Thrill Is Gone, published in March 2011.

The Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at Boston University seeks to capture and document history by collecting the manuscripts from individuals who play significant roles in the fields of journalism, poetry, literature and criticism, dance, music, theater, film, television, and political and religious movements. The Center strives to preserve the documents and make them readily available to researchers while administering all legal copyrights and restrictions. The Center also presents extensive exhibitions, seminars and tours for students, parents, alumni, various visiting groups and members of the public. For more information, visit