McInerney, Jay

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McInerney, Jay Gender: M
John Barrett McInerney, Jr.
born on 13 January 1955
Place Hartford, Connecticut, 41n46, 72w41
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
Date w/o time
Rodden Rating X
Collector: Scholfield
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Jay McInerney (at Pen America/Free Expression Literature in May 2014)
photo: PEN American Center, license cc-by-2.0


American novelist, screenwriter, editor, and columnist, best known for his novels which include Bright Lights, Big City (1984), Ransom (1985), Story of My Life (1988), Brightness Falls (1992), and The Last of the Savages (1997). He edited The Penguin Book of New American Voices, wrote the screenplay for the 1988 film adaptation of Bright Lights, Big City, and co-wrote the screenplay for the television film Gia (1998), which starred Angelina Jolie. He was the wine columnist for House & Garden magazine, and his essays on wine have been collected in Bacchus & Me (2000) and A Hedonist in the Cellar (2006). His most recent novel, Bright, Precious Days, was published in 2016. From April 2010 he was a wine columnist for The Wall Street Journal. In 2009, he published a book of short stories which spanned his entire career, How It Ended, which was named one of the 10 best books of the year by Janet Maslin of The New York Times.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Janowitz, Tama (born 12 April 1956). Notes: Members of literary "Brat Pack"
  • friend relationship with Ellis, Bret Easton (born 7 March 1964). Notes: Known as the "toxic twins"
  • spouse relationship with Hearst, Anne (born 29 July 1955). Notes: 2006-

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes birth notice, Hartford Courant, 15 January 1955, page 3, born at St. Francis Hospital, no time given.


  • Traits : Mind : Education extensive (MA in English)
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Noted (Anne Hearst)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Four)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Twins)
  • Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction (Novels, short stories)
  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script (Screenwriter)
  • Vocation : Writers : Publisher/ Editor