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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.

My Trip to Troy

I recently wrote a “Traveler’s Tale” for the Wall Street Journal about the first time I visited the archaeological site of Troy.  The experience was absolutely amazing.  You can also see a slideshow of the trip here.

Orange Prize Longlist

I was delighted, and very honored, to find out that The Song of Achilles had been longlisted for the Orange Prize.  It is especially exciting to be in such amazing company:  fellow long-listees include Ann Patchett, for State of Wonder, Emma Donoghue for The Sealed Letter, Jane Harris for Gillespie and I, and Half Blood…

US Publication News

In just a handful of hours, The Song of Achilles will be officially released in the US!  Thrillingly, it has been chosen as a Best Book of the Month by Amazon, and a March Indie Next pick.  There are also some early reviews out, including O Magazine, The Bryn Mawr Classical Review, and the Historical Novels…

New Foreign Editions

I am thrilled to be able to announce two new foreign editions of The Song of Achilles.  The first is with the wonderful Netherlands publisher, Meulenhoff Boekerij, and the other is with the equally terrific Pensamento, in Brazil.  I couldn’t be happier about them both, and am very much looking forward to seeing how Patroclus…

Achilles is an Indie Next pick!

Tuesday, January 10th I am thrilled to announce that the independent bookseller collective IndieBound has chosen The Song of Achilles for one of its March Indie Next picks!  This is a huge honor for me, as I have been spent many, many happy hours in independent bookstores in my life, and found several of my…

Gregory Maguire Interview

I had the amazing fortune to be interviewed recently by the hilarious and lovely Gregory Maguire, author of Wicked, Confesssions of an Ugly Step-Sister, and many other best-selling novels.  Not only is he a fellow Bostonian, but I am pretty sure that this is the most fun I will ever have answering questions.  Click here…

Achilles is Daily Mail Christmas Pick

The Daily Mail recently chose The Song of Achilles for its Christmas Historical Fiction Pick.  Critic Kathy Stevenson calls it, “One of the most extraordinary books I’ve read this year” and “as great an epic retelling of Homer’s Iliad as you will find.”  She ends the review by saying: “The tragedy of Achilles’s hubris and…

Donna Tartt’s Book of the Year

Novelist Donna Tartt recently picked The Song of Achilles for her Book of the Year in The Times! “A captivating retelling of the Iliad and events leading up to it through the point of view of Patroclus: it’s a hard book to put down, and any classicist will be enthralled by her characterisation of the…

Starred Review in Library Journal

More exciting US pre-publication news: Library Journal just gave The Song of Achilles a starred review!  Here’s an excerpt: “Miller’s degrees in Latin and Greek as well as her passion for the theater and the history of the ancient world have given her the tools to create a masterly vision of the drama, valor, and…

The Sip of Life Interview

Monday, November 28th, 2011. The Sip of Life, a website based in India with a delightfully diverse array of articles and features, is running an interview with me for its “Newsmaker of the Week” column.  In it I talk about how I began studying the Classics, my novel’s relationship to Homer, and more.