Madeline Miller reads from Circe

‘The truth is, men make terrible pigs.’ Watch @MillerMadeline read an extract from her new novel #Circe.…

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.

Historical Fiction Round-Up

Saturday, June 23rd, 2012 I was so pleased to be asked to do NPR’s Historical Fiction Round-up this year, and had an enormously good time picking and reading the five books.  I hope that you enjoy them as much as I did!

2012 Orange Prize for Fiction

Sunday, June 17th, 2012 My apologies for taking so long to post the news here, but I hope better late than never.  It is my huge honor to announce that on May 30th, I was awarded the 2012 Orange Prize for Fiction.  I was then, and still feel now, completely humbled, bowled over, and struck…

Stray Reading Thoughts: Enchantments

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012 I’m in the middle of Kathryn Harrison’s novel Enchantments right now.  The book narrates the events before, during and after the fall of the the Romanovs, through the eyes of “Masha,” Rasputin’s daughter.  I’m enjoying it very much, and particularly admire Masha’s sharp, satiric voice.  Having survived the revolution she finds…

UK events, NPR and other news

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012 I’ve just updated my appearances page in include my UK paperback tour.  It includes two events at the Hay Festival, which I’m very excited about, as well as terrific evenings at the Bristol Festival of Ideas, Topping Books and the Twickenham Library. In other news, I recently wrote an essay for…

T Magazine, The New York Times

Thursday, April 19th, 2012 In a very different vein than the recent Orange news, The New York Times T Magazine featured me in the April 15th issue on Women’s Fashion.  Those of you who know me know that stylishness isn’t really my milieu, so I was VERY grateful that they did all the clothes selection…

Orange Prize Shortlist!

Thursday, April 19th, 2012 I was absolutely thrilled and bowled over that The Song of Achilles was shortlisted for the Orange Prize.   It is a huge honor for me to be in the company of such amazing authors: Ann Patchett (State of Wonder), Cynthia Ozick (Foreign Bodies), Esi Edugyan (Half-Blood Blues), Georgina Harding (Painter of…

Ancient Greek and Modern English

Monday, April 16th, 2012 I’ve had a busy past few weeks on my US booktour, with lots of terrific events, and lots of wonderful things still to come.  In particular, I am thrilled to be going to Ann Patchett’s bookstore, Parnassus, on Tuesday for the kickoff of her First Editions club.  She is fabulous, and…


Along with the UK paperback release, Bloomsbury has created a short video of me discussing The Song of Achilles.

UK Paperback, and Hay Festival

Thursday, April 12th, 2012 The UK Paperback of The Song of Achilles is officially released today!  Here’s a peek at the new cover: In other thrilling news, I will be coming to the UK in June to speak at the Hay Festival.  More details on that and other possible appearances coming soon!

New York Times Bestseller!

I am thrilled to announce that The Song of Achilles debuted in the US at #31 on the New York Times Bestseller list!  I am so grateful to all of you who have supported this book–thank you for making this author’s dream come true!