country of citizenship:
United States of America
language of expression: American English
occupation: novelist, columnist, detective writer, journalist
Jay Cronley (November 9, 1943 – February 26, 2017) was an American newspaper columnist for the Tulsa World and the author of many works of humorous fiction, including Fall Guy, Good Vibes, Quick Change, and Funny Farm. Most of Cronley's work is out of print. Cronley became a member of the Oklahoma Writers Hall of Fame in 2002.Many of Cronley's novels have been made in to feature films. Good Vibes was made in to the 1989 comedy Let It Ride, which starred Richard Dreyfuss, David Johansen, Richard Edson, and Teri Garr. Quick Change was the source of two film adaptations, in 1985 and in 1990. The 1985 version, Hold-Up, was directed by Alexandre Arcady and was set in Montreal. The 1990 version starred Bill Murray, Geena Davis, and Randy Quaid; like the novel, it was set in New York City. George Roy Hill directed the 1988 adaptation of Funny Farm. The 2004 French film Nos amis les flics, directed by Bob Swaim, is based on Cheap Shot.
Cronley wrote about horse racing for ESPN.
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