Hello to all! I am Madeline Miller, author of CIRCE and THE SONG OF ACHILLES. AMA!
BIO: My background is in classics and classical literature, and my novels were inspired by the Iliad and the Odyssey. I'm also a theater-lover, Shakespeare director, former high school teacher, and current new kitten owner. You can find me at www.madelinemiller.com, and also sometimes on Instagram as @madeline.e.miller, Facebook and Twitter as @MillerMadeline.
In Greek myth, Circe is the daughter of the sun god Helios, who infamously turns Odysseus' men into pigs. She's also the aunt of the Minotaur, the aunt of Medea, and one of the first witches in literature. But there's more to her than that...
UPDATE: Thank you so much to everyone for coming, and for the great questions and very kind comments! I'm sorry I can't reply to them all!
If you want more myth talk, I have two Circe events upcoming: 1) A live-stream talk tomorrow night at 7PM with indie bookstore Midtown Scholar, where I'm being interviewed by Classics Professor Helen Morales. https://www.midtownscholar.com/calendar/2020/4/17/live-with-madeline-miller-circe
And 2) Little Brown has chosen Circe as their readalong book for the next month! Details for how to join in: https://www.littlebrown.com/articles/circe-read-along/