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Madeline Miller

Born: 1978 in Boston, Massachusetts
Connection to Illinois: Miller studied one year at the University of Chicago's Committee on Social Thought.

Biography: 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 15 years. Miller's novels have been translated into over 25 languages including Dutch, Mandarin, Japanese, Turkish, Arabic and Greek. She currently lives outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

  • Circe New York Times Bestseller; Athenaeum Award; Red Tentacle Award; Alex Award; Shortlisted, Women's Prize for Fiction, 2019; Indies Choice Best Adult Fiction of the Year Award and the Indies Choice Best Audiobook of the Year A
  • The Song of Achilles New York Times Bestseller; Orange Prize for Fiction; Gaylactic Spectrum Award; Finalist, Chautauqua Prize; Honor Book, Stonewall Book Award, 2012

Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction; History

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers


Selected Titles

ISBN: 0316556327 OCLC:

Bloomsbury 2018

In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child -- not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power -- the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves. Threatened, Zeus banishes her to a deserted island, where she hones her occult craft, tames wild beasts and crosses paths with many of the most famous figures in all of mythology, including the Minotaur, Daedalus and his doomed son Icarus, the murderous Medea, and, of course, wily Odysseus. But there is danger, too, for a woman who stands alone, and Circe unwittingly draws the wrath of both men and gods, ultimately finding herself pitted against one of the most terrifying and vengeful of the Olympians. To protect what she loves most, Circe must summon all her strength and choose, once and for all, whether she belongs with the gods she is born from, or the mortals she has come to love.

  The Song of Achilles
ISBN: 0062060627 OCLC:

Little Brown 2011

Patroclus, an awkward young prince, follows Achilles into war, little knowing that the years that follow will test everything they have learned, everything they hold dear. And that, before he is ready, he will be forced to surrender his friend to the hands of Fate. Set during the Trojan War.