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Nell Freudenberger and Jennifer Gilmore

Nell Freudenberger, Jennifer Gilmore
Moderated by Bernadette Murphy, contributor, L.A. Times Book Review
Monday, September 10, 2007
1:03:00
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Episode Summary
Gilmore's Golden Country vividly brings to life the intertwining stories of three immigrants seeking their fortunes. In Freudenberger's The Dissident, a performance artist/political activist collides with a wealthy Beverly Hills family. In these extraordinary first novels, family dynamics and cultures in collision are limned with hilarity and wisdom.

Participant(s) Bio
Nell Freudenberger was awarded the 2005 Whiting Writer's Award. In addition to the PEN/Faulkner Award for excellence in short fiction, she has received the O. Henry Award for short fiction, and the Sue Kaufman Prize for first fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Lucky Girls was named a best/notable book of 2003 by the New York Times Book Review, San Francisco Chronicle, NPR's "Fresh Air," Chicago Tribune, Seattle Times, and New York Newsday, and was a BookSense 76 pick. She lives in New York City.

Jennifer Gilmore's work has appeared in magazines, jour­nals, and anthologies, including the New York Times Magazine, Allure, Nerve, and Salon. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. Her debut novel, A Golden Country, vividly brings to life the intertwining stories of three immigrants seeking their fortunes. It was both a 2006 Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist as well as a National Jewish Book Award Finalist.


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