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.

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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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More interviews…

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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 nonfiction has appeared in Wired and ESPN the Magazine, and is forthcoming in the New York Times Book Review. His 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

I’m temporarily off social media right now to focus on new projects. If you need to get in touch with me, you can contact the following:

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
kberner@penguinrandomhouse.com

Film & TV Inquiries: Michelle Weiner, Creative Artists Agency
michelle.weiner@caa.com

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Events

Upcoming Appearances

Jerusalem, Israel

May 10-11, 2018
International Writers Festival
Has Television Killed Literature?” Panel with Dror Mishani & Noa Yedlin, May 10, 7 pm
Love Has No Country” Panel with Nir Baram, May 11, noon

Warsaw, Poland

May 15, 2018
Apostrof Festival
Interview with Anna Dziewit-Meller, 7 pm, Universal Theater

Barcelona, Spain

May 17-18, 2018
details to come

Missoula, Montana

Beargrass Writing Retreat
August 25-28
details to come

Paris, France

September 20-24, 2018
Festival America
details to come

London, England

September 25-26
Festival America
details to come

See the full Nix Book Tour…

Photo courtesy Mark Brown/University of St. Thomas