“This is as close as you will ever come to entering the world of mythology as a participant.  Stunning, touching and unique.” –Margaret George

“A startlingly original work of art by an incredibly talented new novelist... a book I could not put down.” –Ann Patchett, author of Commonwealth

Circe - US Edition

From the Orange Prize-winning, internationally bestselling author of The Song of Achilles comes the powerful story of the mythological witch Circe, inspired by Homer's Odyssey

Chosen as must-read book of 2018 by the Guardian, Independent, Mail on Sunday, Sunday Express and Stylist.

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.


First Chapter and US Cover Reveal

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…

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UK Bloomsbury Proof!

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…

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