Praised Fiction Writer Will Read from Her Latest Book and Hold Q&A
Jennifer Gilmore’s Novel Was Named a NY TIMES Notable Book in 2006

Allentown, PA (November 2, 2007) – A reading and Q&A with novelist Jennifer Gilmore will be held on Tuesday, November 13 at 7:00 p.m. in the Harmon Hall of Peace of the Miller Family Building at Cedar Crest College. The event will feature a book signing following the reading. This event is free and open to the public. The Cedar Crest College Humanities Department and the Cultural Events Committee is sponsoring the event with additional assistance from Preterite, the college literary club, and Xi Kappa, the English Honor Society.

Jennifer Gilmore’s first novel, “Golden Country” was published by Scribner in September 2006 and was a New York Times Notable Book of 2006, an Amazon Top Ten Debut Fiction of 2006, a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award, a finalist for the Harold U Ribalow Prize, and a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.

Jennifer received her M.F.A. in Fiction on a scholarship from Cornell University. There, she was an editor on the literary magazine, “Epoch,” and went on to be a lecturer, teaching courses including Jewish American Literature and Creative Writing. After moving to Brooklyn in 1998, Jennifer wrote for such publications as BookForum and Salon. She was also the book club host for A&E.com.

Until recently, Jennifer worked in publishing, as the publicity director at Harcourt.

Jennifer’s work has appeared in magazines and journals including the Alaska Review, Allure, BookForum, the Los Angeles Times, Nerve, the New York Times Magazine, the New York Times Book Review, Salon, the Seattle Weekly and the Stranger. Her essays have been anthologized in The Friend Who Got Away (Doubleday), Bad Girls: 26 Writers Misbehave (Norton), and How to Spell Chanukah (Algonquin). She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Published in hardcover in 2006, “Golden Country” was released in paperback by Harcourt/Harvest in September 2007.

For more information on the Cedar Crest reading, contact College Relations at 610-740-3790.

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