Jay McInerney

Novelist and non-fiction writer
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Biography

The author of novels, short stories and two collections of essays on wine, Jay McInerney is a regular contributor to  The New York Times Book Review, The Independent and Corriere della Sera. His short fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, Esquire, Playboy, and Granta.

In 2006, Time cited his 1984 debut, Bright Lights, Big City, as one of nine generation-defining novels of the twentieth century. He was the recipient of the 2006 James Beard Foundation’s M.F.K. Fisher Award for Distinguished Writing and his novel The Good Life received the Prix Littéraire at the Deauville Film Festival in 2007.

Jay lives in Manhattan and Bridgehampton, New York.

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A rambunctious, deadly funny novel that goes right for the mark - the human heart

Raymond Carver
on Bright Lights, Big City

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McInerney has proven himself not only a brilliant stylist but a master of characterization, with a keen eye for incongruities of urban life


The New York Times Book Review on Story of My Life

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His stories are reminiscent of those of F. Scott Fitzgerald, John O’Hara, and Irwin Shaw . . . A very compelling collection.


Booklist Starred Review on How It Ended (Stories)

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