The Lost Books of the Odyssey
|The Lost Books of the Odyssey|
Dust jacket from the 1st revised edition
|Cover artist||Chin-Yee Lai|
|Publisher||Farrar, Straus and Giroux|
|Publication date||2010 (1st revised edition)|
|Media type||Print (Hardbound)|
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.
- Mason, Zachary (2010). The Lost Books of the Odyssey. Farrar, Straus and Giroux. ISBN 978-0-374-19215-0.
- Rohter, Larry (February 9, 2010). "A Calculus of Writing, Applied to a Classic". The New York Times. Retrieved February 10, 2010.
- "Get lost!". Los Angeles Times. March 16, 2008.
- Gaffney, Adrienne (March 17, 2009). "Disproving the Notion That Kids These Days Only Write in Tweets". Vanity Fair. Retrieved February 10, 2010.
- "Fiction Books Reviews: 9/28/2009". Publishers Weekly. September 28, 2009. Retrieved February 10, 2010.[dead link]
- "Macmillan: The Lost Books of the Odyssey: A Novel Zachary Mason: Books". Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Retrieved February 10, 2010.
- Kakutani, Michiko (January 27, 2010). "Odysseus Engages in Spin, Heroically". The New York Times. Retrieved January 10, 2010.
- Alter, Alexandra (February 5, 2010). "Reimagining Homer's Odyssey". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved February 10, 2010.
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