Jennifer Gilmore

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Jennifer Gilmoreis 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


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 is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. theatergoer

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. let's all just take the gaspipe then

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. calm morning, light pouring in, the day ahead of me.

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. Judy Garland. I'd ask her if my father really was at Carnegie Hall and if it's true she almost fell into his lap.


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