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Mona Simpson

March 31st, 2014

Mona Simpson: Casebook

Mona Simpson will talk about her new novel Casebook to be released in April 2014 (Knopf).
Publishers’ Weekly says, "this is a story about a son’s love for his mother, and Simpson’s portrayal of utter loyalty is infectious." From the acclaimed and award-winning author: a beguiling new novel about an eavesdropping boy working to discover the obscure mysteries of his unraveling family. He uncovers instead what he least wants to know: the workings of his parents' private lives. And even then he can't stop snooping. 
Mona Simpson's novels include My Hollywood, A Regular Guy, Off Keck Road, The Lost Father and Anywhere But Here.  Her books have won the Chicago Tribune's Heartland Prize, the Whiting Writer's Award and placed as finalist for the PEN/FAULKNER award. She has received grants from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as a Hodder Fellowship from Princeton University and a Lila Wallace Prize. Most recently, she was the recipient of a Literature Award from the American Academy of Arts and letters. Her short fiction has been published in Granta, Harpers, The Atlantic, McSweeney's and The Paris Review. Born in Green Bay, Wisconsin, she lives in Santa Monica, California. Her new novel, Casebook, is on sale from Knopf in April.