Mona Simpson

1957 - Today

Photo of Mona Simpson

Icon of person Mona Simpson

Mona Simpson (née Jandali; June 14, 1957) is an American novelist. She has written six novels and studied English at the University of California, Berkeley and Languages and Literature at Columbia University. She won a Whiting Award for her first novel, Anywhere but Here (1986). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mona Simpson has received more than 3,027,408 page views. Her biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia. Mona Simpson is the 3,905th most popular writer (up from 4,338th in 2019), the 5,246th most popular biography from United States (up from 6,247th in 2019) and the 442nd most popular Writer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 3.0M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 48.94

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 21

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.76

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.88

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

Page views of Mona Simpsons by language


Among writers, Mona Simpson ranks 3,905 out of 5,755Before her are Leonhard Frank, Leonidas of Tarentum, Ida B. Wells, Louis Adamic, Josef Kajetán Tyl, and Frédéric Dard. After her are Susanna Hall, Nirmal Verma, Ferdinand Freiligrath, Mahadev Desai, Francisco Balagtas, and Thaddeus Bulgarin.

Most Popular Writers in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1957, Mona Simpson ranks 167Before her are Hervé Le Tellier, Eric S. Raymond, Robert Sapolsky, Christian Berkel, Tony Abbott, and Steve Davis. After her are Bryan Robson, Achille Mbembe, Miquel Barceló, Genie, Reinaldo Rueda, and Cécilia Attias.

Others Born in 1957

Go to all Rankings

In United States

Among people born in United States, Mona Simpson ranks 5,246 out of 18,182Before her are Jeane Dixon (1904), Emily Kinney (1985), Robert Urich (1946), Janet Margolin (1943), Harry Partch (1901), and Joan Blondell (1906). After her are Beah Richards (1920), Richard Estes (1932), Alan Lomax (1915), Ginger Lynn (1962), Glenn Danzig (1955), and Jack Nitzsche (1937).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Mona Simpson ranks 442Before her are Aaron Sorkin (1961), Peter Straub (1943), Paula Fox (1923), Nathanael West (1903), T. C. Boyle (1948), and Ida B. Wells (1862). After her are Leigh Brackett (1915), Mike Resnick (1942), Gordon Willis (1931), Edna Ferber (1885), Sam Childers (1963), and Bret Easton Ellis (1964).