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Mona Simpson

Mona Simpson is a Syrian American writer and professor. 

She was born on June 14, 1957 in Green Bay, Wisconsin and she is of Arabic, Swiss, and German descent. Mona has written the acclaimed Anywhere But Here (1986), which was adapted as a film in 1999, as well as The Lost Father (1993), A Regular Guy (1996), and Casebook (2014). She also happens to be the biological sister of Apple co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs. 

Before her rise to fame, Mona received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Berkeley and her Master of Fine Arts Degree from Columbia University.

Throughout her career, Mona Simpson has received the Whiting Award, Princeton University’s Hodder Fellowship, the Guggenheim Fellowship, the Chicago Tribune’s Heartland Prize, and the Literature Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.


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