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.
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More