Madeline Miller, a Ten Evenings Author Presented by Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures

Classics scholar Madeline Miller appeared on eighteen Best Books of 2018 lists with her critically acclaimed and bestselling novel Circe, a feminist retelling of The Odyssey from the perspective of the banished goddess who turns men into pigs. Circe follows her prize-winning debut The Song of Achilles.

With unforgettably vivid characters, mesmerizing language and page-turning suspense, Circe is 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.

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 over twenty-five languages. Her second novel, Circe, was an instant number 1 New York Times bestseller, and Shortlisted for the 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction.