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.
A Conversation with Jennifer Gilmore, Author of Something Red
1. Where did you come up with the idea for Something Red? Was there a character or a scene that you envisioned first?
I grew up in Washington and have always been fascinated about how close I was to the “center” of things, and yet how far I was from affecting any real kind of change. I was always very aware of how Washington operated —many of our friends were the children of senators or...