Mona Simpson

Born Jun 14, 1957

Mona E. Simpson is an American author. She is a professor of English at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and the Sadie Samuelson Levy Professor in Languages and Literature at Bard College. She won the Whiting Prize for her first novel, Anywhere but Here (1986). It was a popular success and adapted as a film by the same name, released in 1999.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Mona Simpson.


1957 Birth Born on June 14, 1957.
1962 5 Years Old They divorced in 1962 and Jandali lost touch with Mona. … Read More


1986 29 Years Old …  They kept their relationship secret until 1986, when Simpson introduced Jobs as her brother at her book party for her first novel, Anywhere But Here. … Read More


1993 36 Years Old In 1993, Simpson married the television writer and producer Richard Appel and they had two children together, Gabriel and Grace. … Read More
1994 37 Years Old In 1994, she returned to Los Angeles with her husband.


2001 44 Years Old In 2001, she started teaching creative writing at UCLA, and also has an appointment at Bard College in New York. … Read More
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