Mona Elizabeth Simpson, sometimes known as Mona Jandali, is an American novelist who has written six books: “Anywhere but Here,” “The Lost Father,” “A Regular Guy,” “Off Keck Road,” “My Hollywood,” and “Casebook.” She is also known for being the biological sister of Steve Jobs, the late Apple Inc. co-founder and CEO. Simpson is the Sadie Samuelson Levy Professor of Languages and Literature at Bard College and an English professor at the University of California. In terms of her accomplishments, she has received numerous prizes and fellowships throughout her career. For her novel ‘Anywhere But Here,’ the author received the Whiting Award. In addition, in 2001, she was awarded the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize. In 2008, the American Academy of Arts and Letters presented Simpson with the Literature Award. In terms of her personal life, the divorced American novelist and professor has two children.
Career of Mona
When she was a student at Columbia University, Mona Simpson worked as an editor for the ‘Paris Review.’ ‘Anywhere But Here,’ her first novel, was published in 1986. This Whiting Award-winning novel was a big hit, and it was eventually made into a film. The novel’s sequel, titled ‘The Lost Father,’ was published in 1992. Simpson’s third work, ‘A Regular Guy,’ was released after that. The complicated relationship between a father and his daughter who was born out of wedlock was described in this novel. The author’s fourth work, ‘Off Keck Road,’ was published in 2000. It was about three women from the Midwest.
She began teaching creative writing at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2001. Around this period, she was also appointed as a professor at Bard College. Simpson’s novel ‘My Hollywood,’ which was published in 2010, was written a few years later. The views of two women, Lola and Claire, were examined in this work, as well as the complex relationship challenges they experienced. After that, in 2014, she published her novel ‘Casebook.’ ‘Victory Mills,’ ‘Ramadan,’ ‘The Driving Child,’ and ‘Holiday,’ as well as an article titled ‘A Sister’s Eulogy for Steve Jobs,’ have all been written by the gifted writer.
Personal Experiences of Mona
Mona Simpson was born Mona Jandali in Green Bay, Wisconsin, to Abdulfattah Jandali and Joanne Schieble Simpson on June 14, 1957. Before marrying her father, her mother had given birth to a son. This boy, who had been placed for adoption, grew up to become Steve Jobs, the CEO and co-founder of Apple Inc. In terms of her schooling, Simpson attended Beverly Hills High School before going on to the University of California and Columbia University. Richard Appel, a TV writer and producer, she married in 1993. Before divorcing, the couple had two children, Gabriel and Grace.
Estimated Net Worth
Mona Simpson is one of the wealthiest novelists and one of the most well-known novelists. Mona Simpson’s net worth is estimated to be $1.5 million, according to Wikipedia, Forbes, and Business Insider.