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 an interview with Madeline

Read a Q & A with Madeline about The Song of Achilles.

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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And speaking of wonderful indie bookstores, I'm excited to go see the talented @roberts_keena 4PM Sunday at @MainPoint_Books. She'll be talking about her terrific debut memoir WILD LIFE. If you're in the Philly area, don't miss it! https://t.co/Ej1D6pTI29

Thanks to @LiteratiBkstore for having both Circe AND The Song of Achilles on their 2019 Bestsellers list! I can't wait for my event with them on February 7th, at 7:30PM. If you're in the Ann Arbor area, come join us!

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We sold many excellent books in 2019. Here are a few of the books that we sold the most.

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Books by Madeline Miller

Circe - US Edition