Madeline Miller

Join Madeline Miller in Greece for an Exclusive 6-Day Reading Retreat - Talking to Homer!

An exclusive cultural event will take place in Greece from September 26th to October 1st 2019.

It will be hosted in Westin Costa Navarino, an idyllic destination in one of the most unspoiled and breathtaking places in the Mediterranean with a history spanning across 4.500 years!

The 6-day “reading retreat” is designed for a limited number of participants, with the award-winning American author of the iconic books Circe and Song of Achilles, Madeline Miller. Miller draws her inspiration from the writings of Homer and is well known for her ability to bring the myths into the contemporary reality, creating a relevance that promotes the ancient Greek spirit and culture.

The retreat will feature reading sessions, workshops and open discussions with the author, as well as interactive activities and tours. The in-depth journey into Homer’s myths and stories will be facilitated by the contribution of the well-known Classics Professor and an honorable researcher at The Academy of Athens, Dr. Evi Papadodima.

Participants will immerse into an ancient culture and nurture their souls with the wise learnings of the glorious past. They will be given the opportunity to interact with like-minded people and enjoy the experience of visiting the pristine beaches of Greece, a land of spectacular beauty with an endless variety of landscapes.

The event is exclusive with a limited number of participants. The list will be finalized by the end of March 2019, the latest. Early bird participation has been announced for the period until the 31st of January. Tickets can be found through Eventbrite and exclusive travel agents.

Register today for the early bird discounts!

 

What Makes CIRCE a Great One Book One Community Read?

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Described as "high fantasy" and an "accessible way to read Greek mythology," the Springfield-Green County Library’s One Read title for 2019 is the mythological fiction novel Circe by Madeline Miller. The characters in Greek mythology, and Circe, in particular, are relevant today because they have the same joys and struggles – even dysfunctional families.

The New York Times calls it "A bold and subversive retelling of the goddess's story." See why "Circe" is called "a triumph of storytelling, an intoxicating epic of family rivalry, palace intrigue, love and loss, as well as a celebration of indomitable female strength in a man's world."

Read the Interview with Madeline here!

Elle UK Announces Inaugural Big Book Award - CIRCE!

Courtesy of Elle UK Magazine
Posted Sept 4, 2018

From a long list of nine page-turning reads, the winner of the inaugural Big Book Award is a feminist romp through the classical world - Madeline Miller's Circe!

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Even if you don’t know your Athena from your Aphrodite, Circe manages to be a compelling novel for every reader. It tells the story of Homer’s The Odyssey from the point of view of Circe, the first witch in literature, infamous for turning Odysseus’s men into pigs. Here, she gets to tell her own story as a protagonist – not as a side note. As ELLE’s editor-in-chief, Anne-Marie Curtis, one of the Big Book judges, puts it: ‘I never thought I’d describe a book as a feminist romp through Greek mythology, but this is it! Madeline Miller recasts Circe’s witchery in a whole new, empowering light, and the result is a riveting tale for today’s times.’

Read Elle UK's interview with Madeline here!

A|U Monthly Muse - August 2018

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August 2018: Great Reads for Hot Nights

Still looking for a good book to help beat the August heat?  Check out these three amazing titles that transport readers!  Madeline Miller's Circe is a blisteringly modern superwoman drawn from ancient myth. Jamie Ford's Love and Other Consolation Prizes shines light on a fascinating and tragic bit of forgotten history.  And Crystal Wilkinson's The Birds of Opulence illuminates a bucolic southern black township, and several generations of women who have vexing relationships with the land, one another, and the fight to survive.  Be sure to check out Wiley Cash's Open Canon Book Club (featuring The Birds of Opulence in September), where readers from across the country will gather in virtual discussion! Stay cool... and let us know what you're reading!