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James Tate Hill

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James Tate Hill’s first novel, Academy Gothic, won the 2014 Nilsen Prize for a First Novel and was published in 2015 by Southeast Missouri State University Press. Born in Charleston, West Virginia, he is a graduate of the creative writing programs at Hollins University and the University of North Carolina Greensboro. His fiction has appeared in Story Quarterly, Sonora Review, The Texas Review, The Laurel Review, and other publications, andhe he serves as fiction editor for the literary journal Monkeybicycle. He lives in Greensboro, North Carolina with his wife, Lori.

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"The protagonist gets floored, tripped, and slammed in the kisser by multiple men even as various women rush to embrace him. It's all in a comical fashion revealing the author's dry wit. The book is also useful for learning how people with extremel..." Read more of this review »
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"This author has a great sense of humor and I enjoyed the setting of a third rate college in financial ruin. The mystery was good, too. Different and refreshing."
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Fans of Alexander Payne films like About Schmidt and Nebraska will love McAllister’s precise blend of humor and melancholy. If the road trip structure is a modest one, the novel’s exploration of grief, love, and the search for identity in the wake of ...more
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Being from West Virginia, I am glad to say the author explores Appalachia with more empathy and nuance than a book like Hillbilly Elegy. I was moved by the narrator’s search for self in the place he left behind, and the depth of the occasionally mela ...more
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