Discipline: Literature

Mona Simpson

Discipline: Literature
Region: Santa Monica, CA
MacDowell fellowships: 1984, 1985, 1993, 1996

Mona Simpson is an American novelist. She has written six novels and 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 a Whiting Award 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. She wrote a sequel, The Lost Father (1992). Critical recognition has included the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize and making the shortlist for the PEN/Faulkner Award for her novel Off Keck Road (2000).

Studios

Garland (formerly Baetz)

Mona Simpson worked in the Garland (formerly Baetz) studio.

Marian MacDowell and friends named this studio in memory of Anna Baetz, the nurse who helped care for Edward MacDowell in the waning years of his life. With generous support from the Garland family, the studio was renovated in 2013 and renamed the Peter and Mary Garland Studio. The inward opening diamond-pane windows were replaced in…

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