Debut novelist, Nathan Hill, is interviewed by award-winning author John Irving about the book that is making headlines: The Nix. Deborah Dundas hosts.
“The Nix is 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”
Nathan Hill will sign The Nix and John Irving will sign his latest book Avenue of Mysteries (limit of 3 copies per/person).
Deborah Dundas became the Books Editor at the Toronto Star – after reviewing books for the paper for more than 15 years. She has worked in the media both here and in Northern Ireland – including stints as Books Editor at Canada AM and producer at TVO – interviewing or producing shows on emerging artists, popular writers and literary powerhouses. She feels the books beat is the perfect marriage of her experience in covering business, literature, politics and lifestyle.
Nathan Hill’s short fiction has appeared in many literary journals, including The Iowa Review, AGNI, The Gettysburg Review, and Fiction, which awarded him its annual Fiction Prize. A native Iowan, he lives with his wife in Naples, Florida.
John Irving was born in Exeter, New Hampshire, in 1942. His first novel, Setting Free the Bears, was published in 1968, when he was twenty-six. He competed as a wrestler for twenty years, and coached wrestling until he was forty-seven. Mr. Irving has been nominated for a National Book Award three times—winning once, in 1980, for his novel The World According to Garp. In 2000, Mr. Irving won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for The Cider House Rules. An international writer—his novels have been translated into more than thirty-five languages—John Irving lives in Toronto.