Novelist and wine connoisseur, Jay McInerney, presents the final book in a trilogy following the lives of Corrine and Russell Calloway. Bright Precious Days is a sexy, vibrant, cross-generational New York story–a literary and commercial triumph. The reading will be followed by an interview with Toronto Star’s Linda Barnard. This event is hosted by Emily M. Keeler.
Linda Barnard is a National Newspaper Award-winning entertainment journalist and freelance movie writer and critic. She is a member of the Toronto Film Critics Association and The Alliance of Women Film Journalists and can't resist the pull of a great story, whether on the page or screen.
Emily M. Keeler is the Vice President of PEN Canada. In 2012, she founded Little Brother, an award winning literary magazine featuring the best of a new generation of writing and art. Formerly the books editor of the National Post, Emily is now the series editor for Exploded Views, a chewy and contentious line of short and smart nonfiction books from Coach House Books. Her writing has appeared in the LA Times, Toronto Life, Maisonneuve, The Globe and Mail, and The Guardian.
Jay McInerney is the author of seven previous novels, a collection of short stories and three collections of essays on wine. His first novel, Bright Lights, Big City, was made into a movie starring Keifer Sutherland and Michael J. Fox. His new novel, Bright, Precious Days, completes a trilogy of books about Corrine & Russell Calloway, which started with Brightness Fall, and The Good Life. He lives in New York City and Bridgehampton, New York.