Maria Semple began her 15-year career in television writing thanks to her good friend Darren Star, who gave her a job on "Beverly Hills 90210." She has written for "Ellen," "Saturday Night Live," "Mad About You" and "Arrested Development" and has recently published her debut novel, This One is Mine. Maria will read from her novel and discuss the art of television writing with Darren Star, creator of "Beverly Hills 90210," "Melrose Place" and "Sex and the City."
Maria Semple was born in 1964 and spent her first two years in Spain where her father had gone to write a play, but instead ended up writing the pilot for the TV series Batman. They packed up for Los Angeles, where Maria mainly remembers being driven around...
Maria’s Favorite Books
Lolita Middlemarch American Pastoral Pride and Prejudice The Corrections Anna Karenina House of Mirth