Author in the Spotlight: Madeline Miller - Hybrid/Virtual
About this event
Registration opens January 3rd.
Join us for an evening with Madeline Miller, one of the leaders in Greek retellings, New York Times bestselling author, Orange Prize for Fiction winner, to discuss her works, Song of Achilles and Circe. Award-winning novelist Madeline Miller will enchant you with her fresh take on Greek mythology and discuss her New York Times bestselling novels The Song of Achilles and Circe. Miller's first book, The Song of Achilles, is an intriguing re-telling of the Trojan War and was awarded the 2012 Orange Prize for Fiction. Her latest release, Circe, was an instant bestseller and brings a new perspective to an epic adventure from a lesser known character in The Odyssey.
This program is presented in partnership with multiple Illinois libraries.
Madeline Miller's first novel, The Song of Achilles, was awarded the 2012 Orange Prize for Fiction and was a New York Times bestseller. Her second novel, Circe, was an instant #1 New York Times bestseller. Before she was a novelist, Madeline Miller earned her BA and MA in Classics from Brown University, and she taught and tutored Latin, Greek and Shakespeare to high school students for more than fifteen years. Her novels have been translated into over twenty-five languages, and her essays have appeared in the Guardian, Wall Street Journal, Lapham's Quarterly and on npr.org.