Photo credit: Alex Hoerner Mona Simpson is the author of Anywhere but Here, My Hollywood, A Regular Guy, The Lost Father, and Off Keck Road. Her work has been awarded several prizes: a Whiting Prize, a Guggenheim, a grant from the NEA, a Hodder Fellowship from Princeton University, a Lila Wallace Readers Digest Prize, a Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize, and most recently a Literature Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Her most recent novel is Casebook (2104).
And even if you hate her, can’t stand her, even if she’s ruining your life, there’s something about her, some romance, some power. She’s absolutely herself. No matter how hard you try, you’ll never get to her. And when she dies, the world will be flat, too simple, reasonable, fair.
— Mona Simpson, Anywhere But Here
ARTICLES FEATURING MONA
Mona Simpson, “Middlemarch,” and the Anti-Marriage Plot
Marriage is neither an ending nor a beginning in "Off Keck Road." Instead, Mona Simpson let's it flicker at the edge of vision....
I Spy: Unraveling the Secrets of Adulthood
Casebook recalls the feeling of those Sunday nights when you’re a kid in school and the week is about to start; you feel the presence of something looming....
Whose Hollywood Is It Anyway?
The most satisfying literary conflicts allow all antagonists to be right, each in his own way....