The Mythmakers by Keziah Weir

Named a most anticipated book of the year by Harper’s Bazaar, ELLE, and Literary Hub, Keziah Weir’s debut The Mythmakers is a compulsively readable, twisted, and satisfying tale following a struggling journalist on the hunt for her next piece.

After losing her job at a magazine for publishing a profile on a playwright who deceived her, writer Sal Cannon comes across a short story by Martin Keller, an older man she met at a literary event six years prior. In The Paris Review, it’s an excerpt from his unpublished novel, and it’s about the evening they met. She’s desperate to read the rest.

Only when she makes it to the end does she realize it’s an old issue and Martin Keller is now dead. 

With no job and her relationship crumbling, she considers this man in her past, and if he was writing about her, that would make one heck of a story, so it's a lead worth chasing. Sal must find a way to get her hands on the rest of the novel.

She hops on a bus from Manhattan to Linden to seek out Martin Keller’s widow with only one goal in mind, expertly slipping out of one life and into another, eager to uncover the mystery behind the manuscript. But upon meeting Martin’s widow, Moira, everything changes. 

Was the man she met that night who she thought he was?

Photo by Jacob Weir

Keziah Weir is a senior editor at Vanity Fair. The Mythmakers is her first novel. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, Elle, Esquire, and the Los Angeles Review of Books. She grew up in California and British Columbia, and currently lives in Maine with her husband and dog.

The Mythmakers is on sale tomorrow and is available for purchase in hardcover, e-book, and audiobook format. Check,, or Penguin Random House Canada for a distributor near you.

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