The Nix: A novel by Nathan Hill

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“The Nix is a mother-son psychodrama with ghosts and politics, but it’s also a tragicomedy about anger and sanctimony in America.…Nathan Hill is a maestro.”
—John Irving

“Hill has so much talent to burn that he can pull off just about any style, imagine himself into any person and convincingly portray any place or time. The Nix is hugely entertaining.”
—NY Times Book Review

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Praise for The Nix

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The Nix was named one of the best books of the year by
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The Nix is the #1 Book of the Year from

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The Nix won the Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction from the Los Angeles Times
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The Nix was a finalist for the NBCC Leonard Award for Best Debut of the Year

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Reviews

The Nix is hugely entertaining and unfailingly smart, and the author seems incapable of writing a pedestrian sentence or spinning a boring story.

The New York Times Book Review

It broke my heart, this book. Time after time. It made me laugh just as often. I loved it on the first page as powerfully as I did on the last.…Nathan Hill? He’s gonna be famous. This is just the start.

NPR

Reading “The Nix” was an experience of complete unadulterated pleasure.

The Independent

This looks to be the debut of an important new writer, able to variously make readers laugh out loud while providing a melancholy, resonant tale.

USA Today

Not since the 1996 and 1997 double-header of John Updike’s In the Beauty of the Lilies and Philip Roth’s American Pastoral has a novel emerged that presents a more comprehensive and perceptive portrait of the personal and political American psyche than Nathan Hill’s wise, rueful, and scathingly funny début.

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What pushes this novel into Great American Novel territory may be its rare audacity in insisting that even amidst all of the anxieties of contemporary times…we remain capable of righting the wrongs of the past, if we have the courage to rediscover one another.

National Book Critics Circle

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Interviews

“Nathan Hill Is Compared to John Irving. Irving Compares Him to Dickens”
Profile in The New York Times


“With Debut Novel ‘The Nix,’ Author Nathan Hill Finds Success After Years of Struggle”
Interview with NPR’s Here & Now


“Nathan Hill in Conversation with John Irving”
A chat with John Irving at the International Festival of Authors


Nathan Hill at the Miami Book Fair
TV interview with PBS’s Book View Now


“If you lose everything you’ve written, start a new novel”
Interview with Minnesota Public Radio


“Nathan Hill on The Nix, Satirizing the Media, and Capturing the Absurdity of America in Fiction”
Q&A with Slate



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International Publication

The Nix will be published in 30 languages worldwide.

Dutch Edition

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Published by De Besige Bij
Translator: Dennis Keesmaat
Publication Date: Fall 2016

German Edition

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Published by Piper Verlag
Translated by Werner Löcher-Lawrence
Publication Date: Fall 2016

Italian Edition

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Published by Rizzoli
Publication Date: March 2017

Danish Edition

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Published by Lindhardt & Ringhof
Translated by Karsten Nielsen
Publication Date: Spring 2017

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Bio

Nathan Hill’s debut novel The Nix was named the #1 book of the year by Audible and Entertainment Weekly, as well as one of the year’s best books by The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR, Slate, Amazonand many others. The Nix was the winner of the L.A. Times Book Prize for First Fiction. It will be published worldwide in 30 languages.

Hill’s short stories have been published in many literary journals, including The Iowa Review, Agni, The Gettysburg Review, The Denver Quarterly, and Fiction, which awarded him its annual Fiction Prize.

Nathan Hill is a native Iowan but now lives in Naples, Florida.

Contact Me

You can find me on Goodreads, on Facebook, and on Twitter.

Press inquiries: have a look at Knopf’s Nix Media Center or contact Kate Runde at krunde@penguinrandomhouse.com.

Literary Inquiries: Emily Forland, Brandt & Hochman
eforland@bromasite.com

Event Inquiries: Kate Berner, Penguin Random House Speakers Bureau
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Events

Upcoming Appearances

 

 

Washington, DC

September 2, 2017
Library of Congress National Book Festival
2 pm presentation, 3 pm book signing

Cape Town, South Africa

September 6-10, 2017
Open Book Festival

September 6, noon: “The Media Moment” – Thandeka Gqubule, Nathan Hill, Scaachi Koul and Marianne Thamm speak to Erina Bates about creating and consuming media today

September 7, 6 pm: “Talking Turkey” – Andrew Brown, Nathan Hill and Paige Nick shoot the breeze with Mervyn Sloman

September 9, 8 pm: “The Drama of Family” – Nathan Hill, Qarnita Loxton and Iman Verjee speak about their novels in the company of Aoife Lennon-Ritchie

September 10, 10 am: “Anchor Points” – Malin Persson Giolito, Nathan Hill and Elina Hirvonen speak to Andrew Brown about using familiar events as reference points for their readers

Warsaw, Poland

September 13-15, 2017
details to come

Stockholm, Sweden

September 18-19, 2017
details to come

Oslo, Norway

September 21-22, 2017
details to come

Manchester, England

October 6, 2017
Waterstones Bookstore
6:30 pm

Paris, France

October 10, 2017
Shakespeare & Company
7 pm

Sanibel Island, Florida

November 4-5, 2017
Sanibel Island Writers Conference
Craft Workshop, 10:30 am, Nov. 4 & 5
Reading, 2:45 pm, Nov. 4

Tampa, Florida

November 11, 2017
Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading
details to come

Naples, Florida

November 30 & December 2, 2017
Critic’s Choice Series by Elaine Newton
Artis-Naples

Fort Myers, Florida

January 8, 2018
The Famous Authors Series
Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center
details to come

Fort Myers, Florida

January 16, 2018
Literary Society, Inc.
5:30 p.m., Northern Trust Bank
7960 Summerlin Lakes Dr.

Richmond, Virginia

February 21, 2018
The Tuckahoe Woman’s Club
details to come

See the full Book Tour…

Photo courtesy Mark Brown/University of St. Thomas