Critical Wit Podcast interview: Madeline Miller, author of The Song of Achilles

Here’s the latest installment! Check out my interview of Madeline Miller, author of The Song of Achilles (which you know I loved), over at Critical Wit Podcast today. I really enjoyed talking with Madeline and discussing the Greek myths that we both love so much – and she was able to educate me on several points. Don’t forget to check out her website here. And now the interview!

Madeline (photo credit Nina Subin)


Breaking news:

Just last week the winner of the prestigious Orange Prize was announced, and the winner is… my gracious interviewee, Madeline Miller, for her debut novel The Song of Achilles! The Orange Prize “celebrates excellence, originality and accessibility in women’s writing from throughout the world” (quoted from their website). Congratulations, Madeline!

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  1. […] Madeline Miller, winner of the Orange Prize for The Song of Achilles, follows with another retelling from Homer’s great works with Circe. Remember, Circe was the witch-goddess who turned Odysseus’s men to swine on her enchanted island, then slept with him, and successfully tempted him to stay with her there for a year before he was able to tear himself away and continue on his ill-fated journey home (eventually successful in that he gets there, but not in too many other senses). Circe is the daughter of Helios, the sun god, and a nymph named Perse. […]

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