The Lost Books of the Odyssey is a 2007 novel by Zachary Mason, republished in 2010.
Mason, who wrote the book while working full-time, attempted to publish the book after it won first prize in a 2007 competition sponsored by Starcherone Books, an independent publisher in Buffalo, New York. The Los Angeles Times reviewed the book, but it was ultimately published only after becoming a finalist in the New York Public Library's Young Lions Fiction competition in 2009. The book garnered additional positive reviews upon publication.
Jonathan Galassi, president of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, noticed the book and worked with Mason to craft a second edition of the book, reducing its length and making other modifications to the content. The result was more widely reviewed to acclaim.