Writer Walter Mosley at The Harvard Club of New York City | [event details]
HBS African American Alumni Association
Writer Walter Mosley at The Harvard Club of New York City
On Thursday, November 18th at 7:00 pm the critically acclaimed African American writer Walter Mosley will be speaking at The Harvard Club of New York City, 27 West 44 Street, Manhattan.
This event would normally be open only to Harvard Club members, however a special invitation is being extended to all HBSAAA
alumni and their guests who wish to attend.
will be discussing his
own personal memoirs from his
book, The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey.
The event is free, however you must RSVP to http://hbsaaa.org/store.html?show_item=1082 by Wednesday, November 17th.
, one of America's most acclaimed and best-loved writers, is known around the world as author of the bestselling Leonid McGill and Easy Rawlins mysteries.
A spellbinding storyteller and cultural observer, Mosley is also the author of sixteen previous non-mystery novels, "a writer whose work transcends category and qualifies as serious literature" (Time).
wisdom as a literary novelist to craft The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey (Riverhead Books), a vivid and gripping novel about aging, memory, history, and family written as Mosley
was facing issues with his
own mother, including the quest for autonomy and the concern for legacy.
speaks eloquently to one of the most pressing but under-addressed social concerns of an aging nation, and creates for the first time a young, female leading character as formidable and unforgettable as her
aged male counterpart.
The thirtieth novel from one of today's literary icons, The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey is a riveting tour de force.
Mosley's fiction has been published in publications including The New Yorker
, and The Nation
has received numerous honors, including an O. Henry Award, a Grammy, and PEN America's Lifetime Achievement Award.