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.
Monday, December 31st, 2012 On this last day of 2012, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the previous year, and to offer my thanks: to the bookstores that stocked me and the bookseIlers that championed me, and most of all to my readers–those of you who took the story of Achilles and…Read More
November 29th, 2012 Holiday season is here, and a number of lovely readers have gotten in touch with me about getting signed, personalized copies of The Song of Achilles for gift-giving. After a bit of thought, I cooked up a plan with the terrific Porter Square Books, my local indie bookstore which I can never…Read More
November 5th, 2012 My apologies for the longish absence–a lot has happened since my previous post, including finishing a new story (more on that soon), lots of book-touring and also hunkering down with the rest of the East Coast to weather Hurricane Sandy. As it turned out, we were incredibly lucky up here in Boston,…Read More
Sunday, September 30th, 2012 I was incredibly honored to learn that I was shortlisted for Stonewall’s Writer of the Year. Stonewall is an amazing organization, and I am proud to be connected in any way to the work they do. Being named alongside Jeanette Winterson (who has always been a literary hero of mine), as…Read More