Madeline Miller


Birthday July 24, 1978

Birth Sign Leo

Birthplace Boston, MA

Age 45 years old

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An American author of historical fiction, she is best known for The Song of Achilles, a love story between Achilles and Patroclus that is set in Ancient Greece. The work won the Orange Prize for Fiction.

Before Fame

She earned a graduate degree in Classics from Brown University and subsequently taught high school classes in Greek, Latin, and English literature.


It took her ten years to complete The Song of Achilles.

Family Life

She was born in Boston, Massachusetts.

Associated With

Khalil Gibran, the Lebanese-born author of The Prophet, also spent his formative years studying in Boston.