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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.

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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.

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…

Twitter

Indie bookstores have done an amazing job of getting the word out about book supply chain issues and the holiday shopping season. They expect challenges, plus the mail slowdown will make it worse, so order early (and often!) from your favorite bookshops. 1/

So excited to be speaking virtually at the Edwardsville public library tonight at 7PM CT! Click on the link for a taste of their amazing CIRCE programming, and thanks to the @NEABigRead program for connecting us and supporting! https://t.co/P5CriNQGFl

So excited to share that CIRCE is an #NEAbigread! I'm honored to be in the company of favorite authors like Yaa Gyasi, Natalie Diaz, Charles Yu, and Kevin Wilson! Thanks so much to @NEAarts @ArtsMidwest and @NEABigRead. More info about the program here: https://t.co/Ips9aZnckA

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