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Faculty: Mona Simpson

Mona Simpson

Writer in Residence Mona Simpson is a former senior editor at the Paris Review and the author of five novels. Simpson has been awarded a Whiting Prize (1986), a Guggenheim (1988), a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Hodder Fellowship (1987), a Lila Wallace Reader's Digest Prize (1995), a Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize (2001). She is a Pen Faulkner finalist (2001) and most recently received a Literature Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters (2008).
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