The Lost Books of the Odyssey
Dust jacket from the first revised edition
|Cover artist||Chin-Yee Lai|
|Publisher||Farrar, Straus and Giroux|
|2010 (1st revised edition)|
|Media type||Print (Hardbound)|
Mason, who wrote the book while working full-time, won first prize and initial publication in a 2007 competition sponsored by Starcherone Books, an independent publisher in Buffalo, New York. The Los Angeles Times reviewed the book, and it became a finalist in the New York Public Library's Young Lions Fiction competition in 2009. The book garnered additional positive reviews upon re-publication with Farrar, Straus, and Giroux.
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. Archived from the original on January 3, 2010. Retrieved February 10, 2010.
- "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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