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A Conversation with Madeline Miller, Author of “The Song of Achilles”. December 13, 2012

December 13, 2012

Madeline Miller has won the Orange Prize for fiction

“The Iliad turns on Achilles’ pride and his relationship with Patroclus, but Homer is sparing with the personal—so much so that, though we believe in their friendship, we do not understand it. The Song of Achilles brings light to their love. This is a beautiful book.”

                                                                        Zachary Mason, author of The Lost Books of the Odyssey

tumblr_me7b9jumaR1qg9lnio1_500 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 studied1337256000000.cached 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, her first novel, was awarded the 2012 Orange Prize for Fiction and was a New York Times Bestseller.  It has been translated into fourteen languages including German, Spanish, Dutch, Mandarin, Japanese, Turkish, Arabic and Greek.

photo-41-e1352145827358-300x225Click here for Madeline’s Website.

Click here for the Wikipedia entry for Madeline.

Click here if you’re interested in getting a copy of the book.

Click here for information about author tour dates.


Click here to listen to our conversation from 12/13/2012.

You can listen to my program, Graffiti, LIVE every OTHER Thursday night at at 7pm U.S. East Coast time. Or if you’re in the New York/Tri-state area it can be heard on WNYE, 91.5 fm.

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