The David L. Goodis Award is honored to recognize every year the newest recipient whose work reflects the outstanding achievements within the genre of literary noir.

Award categories are reviewed each year to make sure they are current, relevant, and reflect the the working poor, the unjustly accused, fugitives, criminals as did the namesake of the award in his literary work.

This year we celebrate Walter Mosley as the 2022 recipient for his efforts in creating diverse literary excellence in noir.

I took up writing to escape the drudgery of that everyday cubicle kind of war.
Walter Mosely, 2022 Winner Of The David L. Goodis Award

Walter Ellis Mosley is an American novelist, most 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 living in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles, California; they are perhaps his most popular works. In 2020, Mosley received the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, making him the first Black man to receive the honor.

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