14.09.2016 - Jay McInerney

Jay McInerney, the enfant terrible of American literature started his writing career in 1984 with the Manhattan novel Bright Lights, Big City, which was a bestseller right away. McInerney (1955) was one of the first authors who wrote about subjects such as cocaine use and hedonism and started a trend of so-called Yuppie Fiction and MTV Novels, written by mostly young authors, like Bret Easton Ellis and Michael Chabon.

McInerney, in the meanwhile, has written eight novels and is still considered a literary force to be reckoned with. With his latest book, Bright, Precious Days, he is writing his third novel about the New York couple the Calloways – a novel in which McInerney dissects the moral complexities of relationships, while painting a portrait of New York as Obama and Clinton battle for leadership and the collapse of Lehman Brothers looms.

The Dutch translation of Bright, Precious Days (Prachtige, dierbare dagen) is being published by publishing house Hollands Diep. The book was translated from English by Joris Vermeulen and Nico Groen.