“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.

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Three favorite books

I so much enjoyed getting the chance to write this piece for BN.com on three of my favorite reads.  Always a pleasure to sing the praises of books I love!

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Reflections on Book Tour

Sunday, September 2nd, 2012 As I prepare to head off on book tour tomorrow, I can’t help but remember where I was a year ago at this time.  My book—the one I had spent a third of my life working on—was a week from coming out.  I was a worried, hand-wringing mess.  Would anyone read it? …

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Writing at Six Miles an Hour

Recently I wrote an essay for the wonderful Powell’s Book Blog called “Writing at Six Miles an Hour.”  It’s about my various (mis)adventures in figuring out my creative process.

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US Paperback officially out!

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012 I’m thrilled to announce that the US paperback of The Song of Achilles comes out TODAY!  Not only does it have an eye-popping cover, but it’s also chock full of new material, including two essays on Troy and Homer, illustrations of the main characters, discussion questions, and a Q and A…

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