Big Read 2021 – About the Author

Novelist Madeline Miller was born in Boston and grew up in New York City and Philadelphia. After graduating from Brown University with degrees in Classics she taught Latin, Greek, and Shakespeare to high school students. She also studied at the University of Chicago’s Committee on Social Thought and at the Yale School of Drama.

Her debut novel, The Song of Achilles, was published in 2011. It took her ten years to write and tells the story of a love affair between Achilles and Patroclus. The novel won the 17th annual Orange Prize for Fiction.

In 2018, Miller’s second novel, Circe was published. It is book a modern retelling of stories from Homer’s Odyssey presented from the perspective of Circe, an enchantress in Greek mythology. [source:]

For more information about Madeline Miller, visit the author’s website.


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