Jennifer Gilmore

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Jennifer Gilmore is the author Golden Country, a 2006 New York Times Notable Book and a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the National Jewish Book Award, and Something Red, a New York Times Notable Book of 2010. Her work has appeared in Allure, the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The New York Times Book Review, Vogue, and The Washington Post. She lives in Brooklyn.

Photograph by Pedro Barbeito

Books by this Author

The Mothers
Something Red
Golden Country


Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. If I had one perhaps I would be better off...

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. those would have to be timeless so: If you See Her Say Hello, Bob Dylan; Nina Simone's Here Comes the Sun, Tom Waits, Closing Time; Joni Mitchell, River; Metal heart, Cat Power. Uplifting stuff, only to me it really is.

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. a lobster roll from Reds

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. You're only asking because you can't see me: my nose.

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. I'm good with people and I remember names well.


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