Maria Semple spoke about her bestselling novel Where’d You Go Bernadette in the finale of the 2014 Winter Words season. She returns to her hometown of Aspen to teach a fiction workshop at Aspen Summer Words 2016. 

Maria Semple is an award-winning novelist and screenwriter whose television credits include Beverly Hills, 90210, Mad About You, Saturday Night Live, Arrested Development, and Ellen.  She is the author of two novels, This One is Mine (2010) and her latest Where’d You Go Bernadette (2013), which Time magazine called, a “cracklingly smart family dramedy” and The New York Times praised as a “divinely funny, many-faceted” novel. During her fifteen-year career in television, Semple was nominated for a Primetime Emmy, for Mad About You and for a Writer’s Guild of America award for Arrested Development in 2006 and 2007. Semple lives in Seattle where she teaches writing and studies poetry.

Below is a video recording of Maria’s 2014 Winter Words appearance:

Best-Selling Author Maria Semple Speaks to Hometown Crowd About ‘Bernadette’
Aspen Idea Blog, Catherine Lutz, April 7, 2014