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.

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Books by this Author

The Mothers
Something Red
Golden Country

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Author Jennifer Gilmore on Her New Novel SOMETHING RED

Watch Jennifer Gilmore discuss her second novel, a powerful and engaging story of a Jewish-American family in Washington DC during the tumultuous late 1970s.

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

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

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. heiress

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. if I could combine Barbra Streisand, Madeleine Albright, Martina Navratilova and Zadie Smith, well, she would be someone to admire.

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 be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. A calm, organized and patient person or thing.

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