“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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Historical Fiction Round-Up

Saturday, June 23rd, 2012 I was so pleased to be asked to do NPR’s Historical Fiction Round-up this year, and had an enormously good time picking and reading the five books.  I hope that you enjoy them as much as I did!

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2012 Orange Prize for Fiction

Sunday, June 17th, 2012 My apologies for taking so long to post the news here, but I hope better late than never.  It is my huge honor to announce that on May 30th, I was awarded the 2012 Orange Prize for Fiction.  I was then, and still feel now, completely humbled, bowled over, and struck…

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Stray Reading Thoughts: Enchantments

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012 I’m in the middle of Kathryn Harrison’s novel Enchantments right now.  The book narrates the events before, during and after the fall of the the Romanovs, through the eyes of “Masha,” Rasputin’s daughter.  I’m enjoying it very much, and particularly admire Masha’s sharp, satiric voice.  Having survived the revolution she finds…

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UK events, NPR and other news

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012 I’ve just updated my appearances page in include my UK paperback tour.  It includes two events at the Hay Festival, which I’m very excited about, as well as terrific evenings at the Bristol Festival of Ideas, Topping Books and the Twickenham Library. In other news, I recently wrote an essay for…

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