Greece in the age of heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the court of King Peleus and his perfect son Achilles. Despite their differences, the boys develop a tender friendship, a bond which blossoms into something deeper as they grow into young men.
Madeline Miller has a BA and MA from Brown University in Latin and Ancient Greek, and has been teaching both for the past nine years. She has also studied at the Yale School of Drama, specialising in adapting classical tales to a modern audience. The Song of Achilles is her first novel and was the winner of the Orange Prize for Fiction 2012.
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.Read More
Wednesday, September 14th. A wonderful day amidst the beautiful stone buildings and green countryside of Edinburgh. Started the day off with a great conversation with the lovely woman behind Cornflower Books. I love her elegant and thoughtful writing about all things literary–definitely a must visit for book lovers. She is currently offering a drawing…Read More
I just finished a wonderful, whirlwind trip to Dublin! Lots of interviews to come out in the next few weeks, including a piece on “The View” and “Today with Pat Kenny,” an interview with Sue Leonard for her column “Beginner’s Pluck” in the Irish Examiner, and an interview with Edel Coffey for the Irish Independent. …Read More