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Madeline Miller reads from Circe

‘The truth is, men make terrible pigs.’ Watch @MillerMadeline read an extract from her new novel #Circe. https://bloomsbury.com/circe-97814088…

Circe book trailer is up

I am happy to announce that the book trailer for Circe has been posted. You can watch all the videos for the book on the video section of the archive.

Moving News and More

October 12th, 2015 I’ve finally finished relocating from Cambridge back to the Philadelphia-area.  It was very sad to leave behind the fabulous Independent bookstores of Cambridge, especially Porter Square books, which for the past several years has been my bookstore home-away-from-home.  If you’re ever in the Cambridge area, you should definitely drop by and say…

Song of Achilles Potential Mini-Series

October, 2015 This posting is long overdue, but I’m thrilled to finally report that Caryn Mandabach Productions Ltd., producer of the acclaimed BBC series Peaky Blinders, has optioned the rights to Song of Achilles for a possible television mini-series.  I will look forward to providing more updates on this if/as they develop!

News and Upcoming Events

Sunday, August 31st, 2014 I’m very happy to announce that Porter Square Books, my local indie, now does international shipping! So those of you outside the US who wanted a signed and/or personalized copy of The Song of Achilles, Porter Square can now ship you one.  If you’re interested, the details are here. I’m a…

The Song of Achilles onstage, part II

Saturday, August 30th, 2014 Last spring Newton director Melissa Bernstein staged the first half of The Song of Achilles.  It was a pleasure and honor to see the actors bring these characters so vividly to life, and I remember being particularly impressed that, despite knowing it was coming, I jumped when Thetis appeared for the…

The Song of Achilles on Newton, MA Stage

Sunday, March 23rd, 2014 Many months ago, I did an event at the fabulous Newtonville Books, in Newton MA, where I had the good fortune to meet local theater director Melissa Bernstein, who expressed an interest in doing a non-profit, staged reading of “The Song of Achilles.”  As a theater lover and director myself, I…

XO ORPHEUS is out!

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013 I am thrilled to announce that xo Orpheus: Fifty New Myths, is officially out! It’s edited by the wonderful Kate Bernheimer, and offers fifty new takes on myths from lots of different traditions. Aside from my own GALATEA, you’ll find stories by Aimee Bender, Kevin Wilson, Joy Williams, Zachary Mason, Kelly…

Home from Iceland

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013 I noted in my last post that I was yearning for crisper weather. The Reykjavik International Literary Festival definitely granted my wish! Iceland offered gorgeous blue skies, but the wind was regularly blowing at 50 miles an hour, and it hailed several times. Also, there was a sandstorm. Crazy weather aside,…

News on Galatea, Guardian Chat, and more

Thursday, September 5th, 2013 Delighted to announce that Library Journal gave my short story Galatea a starred review!  The full text is here (my review is the last on the page). In other news, The Guardian chose The Song of Achilles for their August book club, which included the chance to answer reader questions live…

New Short Story, inspired by Pygmalion myth

Tuesday, August 12th, 2013 My new short story, GALATEA, based on the story of the sculptor Pygmalion, is debuting today in the US as an e-book single from Ecco, and is already out in the UK as a Kindle single with Bloomsbury.  In the myth, Pygmalion falls in love with his own statue, and prays to the…

Exciting shortlist news! Mass Book and UK Independent Bookseller Awards

April 9th, 2013 As a child, there were two places I always felt at home, the library and the bookstore. The hours I spent in them were unreservedly joyous; for me, there was no greater treat than being surrounded by stories. As an adult, the same love remains. I can’t pass a good-looking bookstore without…