How Struggle And Rejection Shaped Ascendant Author Nathan Hill

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After years as a struggling writer, author Nathan Hill (@nathanreads) published his debut novel “The Nix” in August 2016. The book topped Entertainment Weekly’s list of the year’s best, and both the New York Times and Washington Post named it a notable book of 2016.

Here & Now‘s Robin Young talked with Hill about the long road to publishing the book — and what keeps him grounded amid comparisons to Irving and Dickens — shortly after its release.

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