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Author of Highly Acclaimed "The Nix" to Make Santa Monica Appearance
By Jorge Casuso
June 20, 2017 -- When Nathan Hill's debut novel "The Nix" was released last year, critics clamored to hail the young author as a bold new voice in American fiction.
"After 10 pages of Nathan Hill's debut novel, "The Nix," I flipped to the dust jacket," Jasson Sheehan wrote in a review for NPR. "I wanted to see what the author looked like because I was thinking to myself, Jesus, this guy is gonna be famous."
Not all the reviews were as glowing. After comparing Hill's writing to Pynchon and Wallace's, "New York Times" reviewer Teddy Wayne lamented the book's contrived plot he thought lacked a satisfactory payoff.
"One gets the sense that Hill wanted to include every anecdote, observation and turn of phrase he ever conjured up or heard, and was loath to prune any from the finished product," Wayne wrote.
Before "The Nix," Hill wrote short stories that appeared in prestigious literary journals, including The Iowa Review, AGNI, The Gettysburg Review and Fiction, where he was awarded the annual Fiction Prize.
General Admission tickets to "An Evening with Nathan Hill" -- which takes place from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the library's Martin Luther King, Jr. Auditorium -- are complimentary.
However, library officials encourage those attending "to support these newer authors and purchase their books."
RSVP here for free tickets to this event. Pre-purchasing the book includes a reserved seat. To pre-purchase book click here. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-evening-with-nathan-hill-tickets-34280610228
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