Nathan Hill Author Event at the Manhattan Beach Library

Photo of Nathan Hill The Nix Book Jacket

Nathan Hill 

Author of The Nix

Tuesday, June 27th at 7pm - Manhattan Beach Library


Please join us for a special evening with very talented literary fiction author Nathan Hill, whose debut novel - The Nix was published in August 2016.  Nathan is also the recipient of the First Fiction Award at the LA Times Book Awards on April 21st.  The Nix is a favorite {pages} and Manhattan Beach Library read and we are beyond excited to host him in partnership with the Manhattan Beach Library.  RSVPs are strongly recommended as we expect the event to sell out.  This is Nathan's tour for the paperback edition of The Nix, and so we will have copies available for sale at the event, online and at the store on May 2nd and beyond.  You can also purchase the hard copy in the store or online prior to the event.  To RSVP call 310-318-0900 or email

Nathan Hill’s debut novel The Nix was named as one of the year’s best books by The New York TimesThe Washington Post, NPR, Slate, Amazonand many others. The Nix was the winner of the L.A. Times Book Prize for First Fiction. 

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

About 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. 
It's 2011, and Samuel Andresen-Anderson--college professor, stalled writer--has a Nix of his own: his mother, Faye. He hasn't seen her in decades, not since she abandoned the family when he was a boy. Now she's re-appeared, having committed an absurd crime that electrifies the nightly news, beguiles the internet, and inflames a politically divided country. The media paints Faye as a radical hippie with a sordid past, but as far as Samuel knows, his mother was an ordinary girl who married her high-school sweetheart. Which version of his mother is true? Two facts are certain: she's facing some serious charges, and she needs Samuel's help. 
To save her, Samuel will have to embark on his own journey, uncovering long-buried secrets about the woman he thought he knew, secrets that stretch across generations and have their origin all the way back in Norway, home of the mysterious Nix. As he does so, Samuel will confront not only Faye's losses but also his own lost love, and will relearn everything he thought he knew about his mother, and himself.

Event date: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
1320 Highland Ave.
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
The Nix Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101946619
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Knopf Publishing Group - August 30th, 2016

Winner of the Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction
A New York Times
2016 Notable Book
Entertainment Weekly's #1 Book of the Year
A Washington Post 2016 Notable Book
A Slate Top Ten Book

The Nix Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101970348
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - May 2nd, 2017

A New York Times 2016 Notable Book
Entertainment Weekly's #1 Book of the Year
A Washington Post 2016 Notable Book
A Slate Top Ten Book