Publication Order of Standalone Novels
First-time novelists rarely bring the literary world, especially the New York literary circles, to a standstill. By the same token, first-time novelists rarely prompt publishing houses to jostle for the publication rights of their work. As a matter of fact, publishers are not enthusiastic when it comes to signing prospective authors who are not tried-and-tested in the context of publishing books. As such, it is more than it had been bargained for when a first-timer comes out of the blue and not only takes the literary circles by the storm but also his work has a semblance of and is likened to that of established man of letters of Charles Dickens’ ilk. Nathan Hill comes in this context.
Meet Nathan Hill. Hill, who is not just another run-off-the-mill author, was born in 1975. A quadragenarian, Nathan Hill’s birthplace is Cedar Rapids upon Iowa, in the United States. However, Nathan Hill spent his formative years in various Midwest neighborhoods ranging from Iowa to Oklahoma to Kansas. Hill is presently domiciled in Naples upon Florida. For his undergraduate studies, Nathan Hill enrolled at University of Iowa wherein he graduated with Bachelor of Arts in English and Journalism. For his postgraduate studies, Hill went to University of Massachusetts-Amherst; incidentally, Hill’s graduate degree was a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing.
Did you know that Nathan Hill is a journalist, editor, website designer, teacher, and a man of letters, all rolled into one? Hill, who has is a voracious writer, has penned short stories and essays. Subsequently, various publications among them The Denver Quarterly, The Iowa Review, The Gettysburg Review, and Agni among others have since published Nathan Hill’s literary work.
Nathan Hill currently teaches at the Minnesota-based University of St. Thomas wherein he serves as an Associate Professor of English. Hill previously worked at Florida Gulf Coast University and Academy of American Poets (he served as an editor and doubled up as a website designer). What’s more, Nathan Hill has had a stint in the media industry; he served as a writer at a publication called The Cedar Rapids Gazette.
Nathan Hill: Background
Nathan Hill’s has harbored writing ambitions since he was a pupil at elementary school. Did you know that when Nathan Hill was a second-grader he penned an adventure short story? Interestingly, Hill ultimately smuggled the said story into his highly acclaimed debut book. Childhood aspirations aside, Hill’s writing ambitions took a serious turn in his twenties. Even then Hill’s writing career has not always been smooth as such. In fact, Hill faced a plethora of problems and his fledgling writing career was nearly consigned to oblivious, way before it even kicked off.
Like many other prospective writers, especially those that have graduated with Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, Nathan Hill decided to relocate to New York. He had with him a laundry list of stories that he had written and hoped to get a literary agent and, ultimately, a publishing house. Unfortunately for him, the literary agents–they were about 38 of them in total– that he approached consistently rejected his work.
The seemingly unappealing manuscripts bother Nathan Hill. Worse still, a break-in incident meted out a mighty blow to his writing career though he emerged stronger than before. In mid-2000s and while Hill was relocating, someone broke into his car and stole his household goods, including his personal computer which contained his unpublished literary work. Chagrined and heartbroken, Nathan Hill indulged in online fantasy games before he started writing again, albeit from scratch.
Nathan Hill: Section on Books
Nathan Hill started writing his much sought-after in 2004. Hill hoped to write a short story but the process, which spanned over a decade, culminated in the production of a thousand-page manuscript. It was not until 12 years later that it was published. Long story short, Hill debuted recently and the debut book was inspired by the author’s damnable real-life experience; this ranges from his then fledgling writer career to the addictive online games to his lackluster job as an English professor.
Basically, there are more than 25 editions of Nathan Hill’s debut novel. However, the first edition was originally published in 2016, titled The Nix; and this standalone book is shelved under the fiction (particularly historical fiction and literary fiction sub-genres) genre.
Samuel Andresen-Anderson is the featured central character in Nathan Hill’s book titled The Nix. Meet protagonist Samuel Andresen-Anderson. He is professor at a local institution and a prospective writer too. His mother, named Faye, abandoned Andresen-Anderson while he was still in his formative years.
The turning point in Nathan Hill’s book, The Nix, is when Samuel Andresen-Anderson’s mother resurfaces after a run-in with the authorities and she is angling for her son’s assistance. Faye is branded a radical, contrary to Andresen-Anderson’s opinion who belatedly realizes that he knows little about his mother. Andresen-Anderson’s self-actualization and unmasking his mother segues a hilarious and witty story in a novel that Barnes & Noble hailed as among the best new books.
Nathan Hill Awards
Nathan Hill’s book might not have clinched a notable literary award so far. However, book reviewers have praised The Nix. Better still, Barnes & Noble has since included the aforementioned book in a listing comprising of the best new novels.
Nathan Hill Books into TV Shows
A production company has since purchased the film rights of Nathan Hill’s book The Nix hard on the heels of its publication. Warner Bros Television secured the rights for the said book which is slated for adaptation into a TV miniseries. It is alleged that Meryl Streep will be the starring in the television series which is presently in development.
Best Nathan Hill Books
Nathan Hill is a new novelist. Expectedly, there are no other books to compare and contrast with The Nix.
Other Book Series You May Like
Readers who enjoyed Nathan Hill’s book also looked for the following series of books. The first is called Carpenter and Quincannon series, authored by Marcia Muller alongside Bill Pronzini. This quadrology takes place in the 1890s and features protagonist Sabina Carpenter alongside John Quincannon; they are ex-Pinkerton agent and former Secret Service agent, respectively, and operate a detective agency called Professional Detective Services.
The second is titled Delia Martin series, penned by Jaime Lee Moyer. This trilogy features protagonist Delia Martin, a rich and youthful clairvoyant woman. The third one is named Midwife Mysteries series, authored by Sam Thomas. Set in the 1640s during the era of Puritan England, this tetralogy features protagonist Bridget Hodgson; she is a midwife caught up in the conflict between Puritans and the King.Book Series In Order » Authors » Nathan Hill