Madeline Miller grew up in New York City and Philadelphia. She attended Brown University, where she earned her BA and MA in Classics. She has taught and tutored Latin, Greek, and Shakespeare to high school students for over fifteen years.

She has also studied at the University of Chicago’s Committee on Social Thought, and in the Dramaturgy department at Yale School of Drama, where she focused on the adaptation of classical texts to modern forms.

The Song of Achilles, her first novel, was awarded the 2012 Orange Prize for Fiction and was a New York Times Bestseller. Miller was also shortlisted for the 2012 Stonewall Writer of the Year. Her second novel, Circe, was an instant number 1 New York Times bestseller, and won the Indies Choice Best Adult Fiction of the Year Award and the Indies Choice Best Audiobook of the Year Award, as well as being shortlisted for the 2019 Women's Prize for Fiction. Circe also won The Red Tentacle Award, an American Library Association Alex Award (adult books of special interest to teen readers), and the 2018 Elle Big Book Award.  It is currently being adapted for a series with HBO Max. Miller's novels have been translated into over twenty-five languages including Dutch, Mandarin, Japanese, Turkish, Arabic and Greek, and her essays have appeared in a number of publications including the GuardianWall Street Journal, Washington Post, TelegraphLapham's Quarterly and NPR.org. She currently lives outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Read a profile of Madeline in The New York Times

Watch an interview with Madeline on PBS

Read a Q & A with Madeline in The Guardian

Listen to an interview with Madeline on The Ezra Klein Show

Interested in hearing Madeline in person? Visit the Events page.

If you'd like a signed and personalized copy of one of Madeline Miller's books follow this link to the wonderful Main Point Books.

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This picture made my day--thank you @Christine_K71 and your two gorgeous models! I'm so excited that today my short story GALATEA is out in the UK in this stunning hardback from @BloomsburyBooks. I'm discussing it at 6:30GMT with @FaneProductions. Link: https://www.fane.co.uk/madeline-miller

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They make the best models when they’re asleep! 😂 #galatea @MillerMadeline @BloomsburyBooks https://twitter.com/Christine_K71/status/1499359028828385280

Thrilled to announce that my UK publisher @BloomsburyBooks is publishing my short story, GALATEA, in this gorgeous bite-size hardback! GALATEA was my bridge between Circe and Achilles, with a twist all her own, and she's very dear to me. Out Mar 3rd in the UK, May 31st in AU!

Excited to be doing a live Q and A with @booktopia in half an hour--8:30 EST tonight. The link here is if you want to drop by! So much looking forward to getting to speak to everyone! https://www.facebook.com/events/1092408551514718/

At 7PM EST (half an hour!) I'll be talking virtually to @lilykingbooks about her terrific new short story collection FIVE TUESDAYS IN WINTER. Thanks also to the wonderful indie bookstore @wesrjjulia for hosting!

Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore@wesrjjulia

THIS WEEK! Beatriz Williams, Lily King, Brené Brown https://mailchi.mp/wesleyan/this-weekevents11282021

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Books by Madeline Miller

Circe - US Edition