The Writers Studio starts up tonight at 9 p.m. on KERA FM. Art&Seek is pleased to present the six week series of interviews with great authors, all produced by The Writer’s Garret.
Tonight’s guest is Jay McInerney. Your hosts are Catherine Cuellar and Randy Gordon.
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McInerney is best known for the ground-breaking Bright Lights, Big City, which established his reputation as part of “The Brat Pack,” a new generation of writers that included Bret Easton Ellis, Tama Janowitz, and others chronicling urban life for young people during the Reagan era. A versatile writer, he also penned the screenplays for the film adaptation of Bright Lights, Big City, and for “Gia,” known as Angelina Jolie’s breakout role. McInerney also edited The Penguin Book of New American Voices and is the author of Ransom, Story of My Life, Brightness Falls, and The Last of the Savages. McInerney’s most recent novel, The Good Life, is described as his “most fully imagined…most ambitious and elegiac” by The New York Review of Books. His latest book, How It Ended, a collection of short stories spanning his entire career, was named one of the ten best books of the year by The New York Times.
BONUS: Richard Price.
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Price is a novelist and screenwriter whose works are critically acclaimed for their stark, realistic look at the urban world. Several of his novels have been adapted for film including The Wanderers, Bloodbrothers, Sea of Love, Mad Dog and Glory, Clockers, and Ransom. In 1986, Price was nominated for an Academy Award for “Best Screenplay” for The Color of Money starring Paul Newman and Tom Cruise. He has also written teleplays for the HBO series The Wire for which he shared an Edgar Allen Poe Award and a Writers Guild of America (WGA) Award. His most recent novel is Lush Life.