Madeline Miller

Madeline Miller

AViD Presents: Madeline Miller
Thursday, May 16, 7:00 PM
, Central Library

Madeline Miller’s 2018 novel, Circe, was a New York Times #1 best-seller and appeared on dozens of “best books of 2018” lists, including NPR, People, The Washington Post, Time, Entertainment Weekly, Buzzfeed, Book Riot, and more. Circe was also named 2018 Book of the Year by Publishers Weekly and BookPage. The novel, a retelling of the life story of the goddess and witch Circe, recasts the infamous figure who turned men into pigs in The Odyssey into a feminist hero. Miller's debut novel, 2011's best-selling The Song of Achilles, won the prestigious Orange Prize for Fiction (now called the Women's Prize for Fiction).

Madeline Miller's Books

  • Circe
    Madeline Miller

    A retelling of Greek mythology that follows the banished witch daughter of the Titans. With unforgettably vivid characters, mesmerizing language and page-turning suspense, this is a triumph of storytelling, an 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
    Madeline Miller

    A tale of gods, kings, immortal fame, and the human heart, The Song of Achilles brilliantly reimagines Homer's enduring masterwork, The Iliad.


Event Info:

  • The event is free and open to the public
  • Doors open at 6:00 PM
  • Seating is first-come, first-served
  • Free parking available:
    • In the parking garage off of Grand Ave. underneath the library
    • In the parking lot located on the corner of 10th St. and Grand Ave. across the street from the library, courtesy of Principal.
  • Books will be available for purchase before and after the program, courtesy of Beaverdale Books
  • Following the program, Miller will do a book-signing

Related Links:

"Circe Gets a New Motivation" - NPR

"How This Author Is Rewriting The Odyssey To Place A Woman Front & Center" - Refinery29

"The Originial Nasty Woman is a Goddess for Our Times" - Washington Post

"This is the Best Book of 2018, According to Tens of Thousands of Avid Readers" - Business Insider

"Turning Circe Into a Good Witch" - The New York Times