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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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.

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

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

Q. What do you regret most?

A. not learning how to speak many languages and believing money doesn't matter.

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.

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. 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.

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