Madeline Miller 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 the past 20 years.
Miller 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.
The Song of Achilles, Miller’s first novel, was awarded the 2012 Orange Prize for Fiction. It has been translated into over 25 languages including Dutch, Mandarin, Japanese, Turkish, Arabic, and Greek. Miller was also shortlisted for the 2012 Stonewall Writer of the Year. Her second novel, Circe, won the 2018 Elle Big Book Award and was longlisted for the American Library Association’s Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence. Miller’s essays have appeared in a number of publications including the Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Telegraph, Lapham’s Quarterly, and NPR.org.
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