Olen Steinhauer says that Keith's latest novel, "This is How You Fall," "...had me hooked from the opening lines -- exceptional writing, utterly engaging characters." Keith's first novel, "Ghostfires," was named one of the five best first novels of 2004 by Poets & Writers Magazine. His second novel, "The Art of Losing," was named 'Editor's Choice' by The Philadelphia Inquirer, and received starred reviews in both Kirkus and Booklist.
In June 2011, Crown published "Cooking for Gracie," a memoir and cookbook based on food writing first published in The New York Times.
Keith was born in Durham, North Carolina in 1971 but was raised in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania. He attended Hobart College in Geneva, New York. He has been on the staff of The New York Times for nineteen years, and lives in Westchester with his wife, Jessica, and their daughters, Grace and Margot.