The Nix was named one of the best books of the year by
The Nix is the #1 Book of the Year from
The Nix won the Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction from the Los Angeles Times
The Nix was a finalist for the NBCC Leonard Award for Best Debut of the Year
The Nix is hugely entertaining and unfailingly smart, and the author seems incapable of writing a pedestrian sentence or spinning a boring story.
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.
Reading “The Nix” was an experience of complete unadulterated pleasure.
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.
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.
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.