Autumn Author Spotlight - Madeline Miller

  • Thursday, October 17, 2019
  • 5:00 PM- 6:30 PM
  • Grandfather Clock Lounge, Atherton Hall

Schreyer Scholars are invited to have refreshments and a time of mingling with Madeline Miller, author of the book "Circe" from 5:00-6:30 the Atherton Hall Grandfather Clock Lounge. At 6:30 p.m., she will walk to the Schlow Library for her book signing from 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Madeline Miller's first novel, "The Song of Achilles," was awarded the 2012 Orange Prize for Fiction and was a "New York Times" bestseller. Her second novel, "Circe," was an instant #1 "New York Times" bestseller.

Before she was a novelist, Miller earned her BA and MA in Classics from Brown University, and she taught and tutored Latin, Greek, and Shakespeare to high school students for more than 15 years. Her novels have been translated into more than 25 languages, and her essays have appeared in "The Guardian," "The Wall Street Journal," "Lapham's Quarterly," and on

About the book

In the house of Helios, god of the sun, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child - not powerful like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power - the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves. With unforgettably vivid characters, mesmerizing language, and page-turning suspense, "Circe" is a triumph of storytelling, as well as a celebration of indomitable female strength in a man's world.

When you RSVP, it is for the time of refreshments and mingling in the Grandfather Clock Lounge at 5:00 p.m. Seating is limited, so please RSVP at the link below. There is no RSVP for the book signing, all are welcome.

There are still seats available for the time of mingling and refreshments at 5:00 in the Grandfather Clock Lounge.

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Schreyer Scholar Hannah Lombardo

I know that in Schreyer, I have a community that embodies everything there is to love about Penn State.  Whether it's sharing our passionate blue and white spirit at the football games or collaborating on team projects for honors classes, the family I have made in Schreyer has certainly shaped my Penn State experience.

Hannah Lombardo '20 Science BS/MBA

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