“This is as close as you will ever come to entering the world of mythology as a participant.  Stunning, touching and unique.” –Margaret George

“A startlingly original work of art by an incredibly talented new novelist... a book I could not put down.” –Ann Patchett, author of Commonwealth

Circe - US Edition

From the Orange Prize-winning, internationally bestselling author of The Song of Achilles comes the powerful story of the mythological witch Circe, inspired by Homer's Odyssey

Chosen as must-read book of 2018 by the Guardian, Independent, Mail on Sunday, Sunday Express and Stylist.

Greece in the age of heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the court of King Peleus and his perfect son Achilles. Despite their differences, the boys develop a tender friendship, a bond which blossoms into something deeper as they grow into young men.


Madeline Miller has a BA and MA from Brown University in Latin and Ancient Greek, and has been teaching both for the past nine years. She has also studied at the Yale School of Drama, specialising in adapting classical tales to a modern audience. The Song of Achilles is her first novel and was the winner of the Orange Prize for Fiction 2012.


Win a trip to Crete and more UK news!

Thursday, March 1st, 2018 My fabulous UK publisher Bloomsbury has cooked up something exciting with Waterstones and Destinology: the chance to win a three night vacation in Crete!  The winner will be chosen from those who preorder a copy of Circe through Waterstones before April 18th. And, while I’m on the topic of Bloomsbury, their…

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UK Cover Reveal of CIRCE

Monday, September 25th, 2017 My wonderful UK publisher Bloomsbury has just revealed the cover for their edition of CIRCE!  It is gorgeous and completely different from the US version–yet I love how the two covers both capture Circe’s witchy boldness.

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