Madeline Miller

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Madeline Miller was born in Boston and grew up in New York City and Philadelphia. She attended Brown University, where she earned her BA and MA in Classics. For the last ten years she has been teaching and tutoring Latin, Greek and Shakespeare to high school students. 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. She currently lives in Cambridge, MA, where she teaches and writes. The Song of Achilles is her first novel.

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Madeline Miller You definitely do not have to have read the Odyssey to read Circe! It's really important to me that my novels don't require previous Greek myth…moreYou definitely do not have to have read the Odyssey to read Circe! It's really important to me that my novels don't require previous Greek myth knowledge. I firmly believe that these stories are for everyone just as they are, and I work hard to try to give readers everything they need to know along the way. (Though if you do know the myths, there are some extra goodies in there!)

That said, as a classics teacher, I will never tell someone NOT to read Homer! If you do, I wholeheartedly recommend Emily Wilson's new translation, which is gripping and brilliant.(less)
Madeline Miller Before I wrote The Song of Achilles (which I consider some mixture of mythological realism, literary adaptation and literary fiction), I used to write…moreBefore I wrote The Song of Achilles (which I consider some mixture of mythological realism, literary adaptation and literary fiction), I used to write memoir and modern realist fiction. I would love to return to those down the line--though likely not anytime soon! For my next novel, I am mulling over two stories, one inspired by Vergil's Aeneid and one by Shakespeare's Tempest, both of which keep me in the same basic area as The Song of Achilles and Circe. (less)
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‘The truth is, men make terrible pigs.’ Watch @MillerMadeline read an extract from her new novel #Circe. http://bloomsbury.com/circe-97814088…


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“I could recognize him by touch alone, by smell; I would know him blind, by the way his breaths came and his feet struck the earth. I would know him in death, at the end of the world.”
Madeline Miller, The Song of Achilles

“Name one hero who was happy."
I considered. Heracles went mad and killed his family; Theseus lost his bride and father; Jason's children and new wife were murdered by his old; Bellerophon killed the Chimera but was crippled by the fall from Pegasus' back.
"You can't." He was sitting up now, leaning forward.
"I can't."
"I know. They never let you be famous AND happy." He lifted an eyebrow. "I'll tell you a secret."
"Tell me." I loved it when he was like this.
"I'm going to be the first." He took my palm and held it to his. "Swear it."
"Why me?"
"Because you're the reason. Swear it."
"I swear it," I said, lost in the high color of his cheeks, the flame in his eyes.
"I swear it," he echoed.
We sat like that a moment, hands touching. He grinned.
"I feel like I could eat the world raw.”
Madeline Miller, The Song of Achilles

“And perhaps it is the greater grief, after all, to be left on earth when another is gone.”
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