Jay McInerney in conversation with Dave Haslam

Sarah-Clare Conlon, Literature Editor
Image courtesy of Jay McInerney

Jay McInerney in conversation with Dave Haslam at Waterstones Manchester Deansgate, City Centre 7 September 2016 Tickets from £4.00 — Book now

Hot on the heels of interviews with the likes of musician Tim Burgess and journalist Miranda Sawyer, the latest Close Up event sees the ubiquitous Dave Haslam host American heavyweight Jay McInerney – and we recommend you sign up for tickets straight away.

McInerney – author of Bright Lights, Big City and Model Behavior – has a career spanning over 30 years, and he is back with a new novel, his ninth book since 1984. Bright, Precious Days is set against the skyscrapers of his favourite backdrop, the Big Apple, and updates the story of couple Russell and Corrine Calloway; introduced in Brightness Falls in their twenties and revisited in The Good Life in their forties, when 9/11 changed their lives. The event will see McInerney reading extracts from the new book, followed by a question and answer session with Haslam and the audience, and a book signing.

Jay McInerney in conversation with Dave Haslam at Waterstones Manchester Deansgate, City Centre 7 September 2016 Tickets from £4.00 Book now

Where to go near Jay McInerney in conversation with Dave Haslam

City Centre
Bar or Pub
The Botanist

The Botanist on Deansgate, Manchester, does botanical cocktails and toothsome food with aplomb.

Manchester
Restaurant
KAI Deansgate

Kai is a Turkish restaurant on Deansgate, set up by the brains behind the well-regarded Zouk restaurant. Expect excellent mezze plates and an open grill that releases wonderful aromas throughout the venue.

Gaucho Manchester
Manchester
Restaurant
Gaucho Manchester

Based in a converted Methodist church, Gaucho is one of the best-looking restaurants in Manchester, with a steak-heavy menu to match.

City Centre
Restaurant
Côte Restaurant

Elegantly laid out with simple wooden tables and Burgundy-coloured banquettes, Côte in Manchester does brasserie food, and does it well.

City Centre
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Lunya Manchester

Lunya is a Spanish and Catalan deli and restaurant in Manchester’s stunning Barton Arcade. The food is reliably fresh and the staff both charming and incredibly knowledgable.

Royal Exchange Theatre
City Centre
Theatre
Royal Exchange Theatre

The Royal Exchange is one of the most celebrated theatres in the country, highly regarded for both new writing and its take on the classics.

Bloom Cafe
Manchester
Bloom Cafe

Bloom Cafe is a stunning cafe based on Deansgate in Manchester, serving up an array of hot and cold drinks, including a range of CBD options.

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