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


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 biggest pet peeve?

A. As a New Yorker, it's the not cleaning up after your dog on the street. Petty, but true.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. let's all just take the gaspipe then

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. I'd like to be one of those people who comes in and organizes your closet. Or a really amazing singer.

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Honestly, I think it's yet to come.

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