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.
Thursday, August 17th, 2017 I am excited to announce that the first chapter of CIRCE is available now as a sneak-peek! EW published it online, along with the fabulous cover for the US edition. The image they use isn’t a photo, so it can’t do the amazing gold effect justice. Below is a picture that…Read More
Tuesday, July 18th, 2017 I was fortunate to get to travel to London a few weeks ago for a visit with my fabulous British publisher, Bloomsbury. They had a pre-proof of Circe waiting for me, and here it is! This picture definitely does not capture the full gold-lettered glory, but it’s a little peek into…Read More
Hello! I had previously posted with bold intentions that I was going to offer a list of some of my favorite books of last year, but we are now well into June with no such list! My apologies for that, but there is good reason for the silence: I have been working non-stop on the final edits and…Read More