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Madeline Miller in conversation with Emily Wilson
Join us for a conversation about Madeline Miller's new novel Circe. Miller will speak with Prof. Emily Wilson, whose new translation of The Odyssey was published last fall to great acclaim.
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.The Song of Achilles, her first novel, was awarded the 2012 Orange Prize for Fiction and was a New York Times Bestseller. It has been translated into over twenty-five languages. Madeline was also shortlisted for the 2012 Stonewall Writer of the Year, and her essays have appeared in a number of publications including the Guardian, Wall Street Journal, Lapham's Quarterly and NPR.org.
Emily Wilson is a Professor in the Department of Classical Studies and Chair of the Program in Comparative Literature and Literary Theory. Her first book was Mocked with Death: Tragic Overliving from Sophocles to Milton. Her second book was The Death of Socrates: Hero, Villain, Chatterbox, Saint. Her third was Seneca: A Life. She has published verse translations of Seneca's tragedies (Oxford World's Classics), Euripides ("The Greek Plays", Modern Library Random House), and The Odyssey (Norton, fall 2017).