A Novel Marriage For McInerney

by | Dec 3, 2006

There’s something befitting about a preppy storyteller wandering his way toward a storybook marriage with a member of America’s most famous media family. There’s also something very Hemingway about it.

According to today’s New York Times, McInerney, 51, has wed Anne Randolph Hearst, 48. The bride’s father was the president of The San Francisco Examiner and the chairman of its parent company, the Hearst Corporation, which was founded by the bride’s paternal grandfather, William Randolph Hearst.

Mr. McInerney, 51, is the author of seven novels, including “Bright Lights, Big City” (Vintage, 1984) and “The Good Life” (Knopf, 2006). In October Knopf published “A Hedonist in the Cellar: Adventures in Wine,” a collection of Mr. McInerney’s wine columns for House & Garden, a Conde Nast magazine. He graduated from Willliams and received a master’s degree in English from Syracuse.

The bride’s two previous marriages ended in divorce, as did the bridegroom’s three previous marriages.