Madeline Miller reads from Circe

‘The truth is, men make terrible pigs.’ Watch @MillerMadeline read an extract from her new novel #Circe.…

Circe book trailer is up

I am happy to announce that the book trailer for Circe has been posted. You can watch all the videos for the book on the video section of the archive.

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.

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…

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!

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…

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…

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…

T Magazine, The New York Times

Thursday, April 19th, 2012 In a very different vein than the recent Orange news, The New York Times T Magazine featured me in the April 15th issue on Women’s Fashion.  Those of you who know me know that stylishness isn’t really my milieu, so I was VERY grateful that they did all the clothes selection…

Orange Prize Shortlist!

Thursday, April 19th, 2012 I was absolutely thrilled and bowled over that The Song of Achilles was shortlisted for the Orange Prize.   It is a huge honor for me to be in the company of such amazing authors: Ann Patchett (State of Wonder), Cynthia Ozick (Foreign Bodies), Esi Edugyan (Half-Blood Blues), Georgina Harding (Painter of…

Ancient Greek and Modern English

Monday, April 16th, 2012 I’ve had a busy past few weeks on my US booktour, with lots of terrific events, and lots of wonderful things still to come.  In particular, I am thrilled to be going to Ann Patchett’s bookstore, Parnassus, on Tuesday for the kickoff of her First Editions club.  She is fabulous, and…


Along with the UK paperback release, Bloomsbury has created a short video of me discussing The Song of Achilles.


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:


They make the best models when they’re asleep! 😂 #galatea @MillerMadeline @BloomsburyBooks

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!

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

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