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Nathan Hill



Michael Lionstar

Mr. Hill is appearing courtesy of Alfred A. Knopf

Nathan Hill’s short stories have appeared in The Iowa Review, AGNI, Gulf Coast, The Denver Quarterly, Fugue, The Gettysburg Review, and many other journals. He was the winner of the annual Fiction Prize from the journal Fiction for his story “The Bottle.” The Iowa Review nominated his story “SuperAngel” for a Pushcart Prize. He was also a finalist for the Donald Barthelme Prize in Short Prose, and the recipient of an Artist Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board.

Hill is an Associate Professor of English at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, where he’s taught creative writing and literature courses. Before joining the faculty at St. Thomas, he taught writing at Florida Gulf Coast University. Before that, he worked at the Academy of American Poets, editing and designing the website Poets.org. He has also worked as a newspaper and magazine journalist. He holds a BA in English and Journalism from the University of Iowa and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

His first novel, "THE NIX," was published on August 30, 2016. Some of the attention it has garnered: A New York Times 2016 Notable Book
Entertainment Weekly's#1 Book of the Year
A Washington Post2016 Notable Book
A SlateTop Ten Book
NEW YORK TIMESBESTSELLER
The Nixis 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

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Scheduled events:
Mothers and Sons
Fathers typically build relationships with their sons through active play and spending time together. For mothers and sons, the process can be a little different. Three authors discuss how their mother and son characters embark on journeys that lead to greater understanding of the other.

Student Union Tucson Room (Seats 110)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Fiction / Literature
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Nathan Hill, Victor Lodato, Joyce Maynard
Moderator: Stuart Shatken
Dazzling Debut Novels
Three authors. Three amazing debuts.

Student Union Ventana (Seats 100)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Fiction / Literature
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Nathan Hill, Bob Proehl, Adelia Saunders
Moderator: Eve Cran
Dysfunction Junction: Satire Begins at Home
From wryly witty to laugh-out-loud funny, these three masters of satire offer clever scenarios and dialog with enough snap-crackle-and-pop to keep readers slightly off-balance and always entertained.

Modern Languages Room 350 (Seats 318, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Fiction / Literature
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Central Mall (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Nathan Hill, Elizabeth McKenzie, Luis Alberto Urrea
Moderator: Lisa Napoli
Nathan Hill
The Nix: From the suburban Midwest to New York City to the 1968 riots that rocked Chicago and beyond, The Nix explores--with sharp humor and a fierce tenderness--the resilience of love and home, even in times of radical change.

Mostly Books, Booth #240 (Seats 1)
Sun, Mar 12, 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Fiction / Literature

Author: Nathan Hill

Book:
The Nix
Fiction / Literature
Knopf
September 2016
ISBN 9781101946619
Hardcover, 640 pages
$27.95, INSTORE
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