Black and white photo portrait of author Amy Hempel

Some Favorite Writers: Amy Hempel

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Amy Hempel is the author of At the Gates of the Animal Kingdom, Tumble Home, and the Dog of the Marriage. She has won several literary awards for her work, including the Hobson Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship. 

Some Favorite Writers

A series of readings organized by Mona Simpson, author of Anywhere But HereThe Lost Father, and Off Keck Road. Readings are followed by discussions with Simpson. 

Sponsored by the UCLA Department of English and Friends of English.  


Public programs are made possible, in part, by major gifts from the Annenberg Foundation, Ann and Jerry Moss, and Mimi and Werner Wolfen. Additional support is provided by Laura Donnelley, Bronya and Andrew Galef, Erika Glazer, an anonymous donor, and the Hammer Programs Committee.