An expert in classical history, literature and mythology, American author Madeleine Miller leapt to public notice with her Orange Prize-winning global bestseller The Song of Achilles. Her second novel is an electrifying take on Greek Myth’s most misunderstood deity: Circe.
In her award-winning debut The Song of Achilles, Madeline Miller seized the greatest saga from Homer’s Iliad and made Greek myth live again. In 2018, Miller brought her singular vision to the story of Circe, antiquity’s wildest rebel girl. A sun-god’s daughter with a mortal voice, who turns men into swine and rivals into terrible monsters, Circe is a woman of awesome power and human tenderness. Booksellers and customers alike were swept along by Miller’s moving, exuberant result, translating the male-centred fantasies of myth into something startlingly feminine, real and awake.