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An Evening with the Author: Madeline Miller

  • The Emmett O'Neal Library Mountain Brook, AL (map)

Join us as we welcome Madeline Miller, the author of Circe - one of the bestselling and best reviewed books of 2018 - to the Emmet O'Neal Library for a special free event!

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. She has taught and tutored Latin, Greek and Shakespeare to high school students for more than fifteen years.

She 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, her first novel, was awarded the 2012 Orange Prize for Fiction, was a New York Times Bestseller, and shortlisted Madeline for the 2012 Stonewall Writer of the Year. Her second novel, Circe, was an instant number 1 New York Times bestseller. Her work has been translated into over twenty-five languages and her essays have appeared in a number of publications including the Guardian, Wall Street Journal, Lapham's Quarterly and She currently lives outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

This is a free event. Books will be available for purchase.