Madeline Miller

Madeline Miller, photo by Nina Subin
Madeline Miller, photo by Nina Subin

Madeline Miller grew up in New York City and Philadelphia. She attended Brown University, where she earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Classics. She has taught and tutored Latin, Greek, and Shakespeare to high school students for the past twenty years.

The Song of Achilles, Miller’s first novel, was awarded the 2012 Orange Prize for Fiction and was a New York Times Best Seller. It has been translated into more than twenty-five languages, including Dutch, Mandarin, Japanese, Turkish, Arabic, and Greek. She was shortlisted for the 2012 Stonewall Writer of the Year. Her second novel, Circe, was an instant #1 New York Times Best Seller and won the 2018 ELLE Big Book Award.

Miller’s essays have appeared in a number of publications, including the Guardian, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the Telegraph, Lapham’s Quarterly and NPR. She has 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.

She currently lives outside Philadelphia.


selected bibliography

Circe by Madeline Miller
Circe (2018)
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
The Song of Achilles (2012)

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online resources

Madeline Miller’s website
“Miller on Circe and the staying power of myth,” Los Angelis Times, April 19, 2018
“The original nasty woman is a goddess for our times,” book review of Circe in the Washington Post, April 9, 2018
“It’s all Greek to Miller,” Publishers Weekly, February 9, 2018

Video: Miller at the Gaithersburg Book Festival