Private: Mosley

Although Walter Mosley is generally considered a mystery writer, Ben Greenman notes in The New Yorker that Mosley’s “output has been far more diverse: since 1995, he has published a blues novel, two sci-fi novels, two short-story collections about a homeless sage, and a book-length essay on world peace.” Greenman reviews Mosley’s new book, The Man in My Basement, a philosophical inquiry into race and power, in the magazine this week. Janet Maslin’s review of the same book appears in The New York Times today.