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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.

Publisher’s Weekly and The Song of Achilles

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011. Some early exciting news for the upcoming US publication: Publisher’s Weekly has chosen The Song of Achilles as its Pick of the Week!  Here’s an excerpt from the starred review: “With language both evocative of her predecessors and fresh, and through familiar scenes that explore new territory, this first-time novelist masterfully…

“Achilles” makes the Wish List

Earlier this year I had the privilege of attending the Open Book Cape Town Festival in South Africa.  It was the first time I had ever been to SA (or Africa at all), and it was absolutely amazing.  Aside from the knock-you-over physical beauty of the landscape, I loved getting to meet so many passionate…

Twitter, US publication, and more

Thursday, October 27th.  I am now officially on Twitter!  You can find me there @MillerMadeline. Last week Ecco, my US publisher, threw an absolutely wonderful media lunch for The Song of Achilles. It was fantastic getting to meet everyone, and a great way to kick off my home-country launch.  In honor of that, I wanted…

New Reviews

I’ve been working on updating my “reviews” page, with a number of reviews that came in while I was away.  Click here to read comments from The Indendepent on Sunday, The Times, The Metro, Marie Claire and others.  More coming soon…

Three New Iliad Translations!

My hometown paper, The Philadelphia Inquirer, ran an article today reviewing the three translations of the Iliad that are out this fall, by Stephen Mitchell, Anthony Verity and Richard Lattimore (not new, but updated with new notes).  I am very much enjoying reading and comparing them all, especially alongside another new Iliad-inspired piece, Alice Oswald’s…

The Guardian reviews The Song of Achilles

Thursday, September 29th, 2011.  The Guardian‘s Natalie Haynes reviewed The Song of Achilles.  Here’s an excerpt: “Miller spent 10 years writing this book, yet her smooth prose conceals the painstaking research she has clearly put into it. This is a deeply affecting version of the Achilles story: a fully three-dimensional man – a son, a…

Post-Tour Update, part I

Sunday, October 2nd, 2011.  I am home again after an absolutely terrific tour abroad, including a launch party hosted by the marvelous Clerkenwell Tales in London.  It was such a treat to get to meet the owner, Peter Ho–it is truly a place “run by booklovers, for booklovers.” After London, I headed off to South…

The Guardian, Top 10 List

The Guardian ran my top 10 list of Classical stories.  I wish it could have been 20–sorry, Catullus and Cicero…

Channel 4 News

The Song of Achilles was featured on Channel 4 news in the UK!  Follow this link, then scroll down to click on the segment, “Homer Reworked.”  It was wonderful to get to talk about the Classics with journalist Katie Razzall and I love the clips of students saying which mythological characters are their favorites.

Q & A

Sunday, September 18th.  Here is a Q & A I did about The Song of Achilles for Ecco.  You can also find it on my author page.  Lots more news to come!