Madeline Miller Statistics

Madeline Miller Statistics

Madeline Miller sales statistics

  • Madeline Miller has written two Novels; The Song of Achilles and Circe.
  • As of July 2022, best selling title The Song of Achilles has sold 2 million copies.
  • The book’s sales received a significant boost in 2021 after it was featured in “BookTok”.
  • Madeline Miller’s Circe has sold 134,000 copies across all editions.
  • Circe went to #3 on the Sunday Times on hardback and Sunday Times top 10 on paperback publication in April 2019.

How many books has Madeline Miller written?

  • Madeline Miller has written two Novels to date.
  • The first being, The Song of Achilles, published on September 20, 2011, by Ecco Press.
  • This novel is set during the Greek Heroic Age, told from the perspective of Patroclus and falls into several different genres, such as fantasy and romance.
  • Her second novel, Circe, was released on April 10, 2018, by Little Brown and Company. 
  • Like her first it’s classified as fantasy, the novel also takes place during the Greek Heroic Age but focuses on the story of Circe.
  • The Song of Achilles took her ten years to write. 
  • Circe is being adapted into an 8-part miniseries.
  • Madeline Miller also has numerous other amounts of written work in the fields of Short Fiction, Essays and Reviews.

Madeline Miller books in order


TitlePublishedPage CountAudio Length
Song of Achilles201137011 hrs 14 mins
Circe201835312 hrs 8 mins

Other writing

Short Fictions

Heracles Bow2012

Essays and Reviews

Learning to Love Adaptation2012
Writing at Six Miles an Hour2012
Homer, My Hero2012
Wisteria and Sunshine2012
Travelling to Troy2012
Buddy Holly2013
Review of The Sweet Girl, by Annabel Lyon2013
Five Great Books Inspired by the Classics
In Praise of Literary Adaptations
Review of the Odyssey, Translated by Emily Wilson2017
The Wily Wife2018
From Circe to Clinton2018

Who is Madeline Miller?

  • Madeline Miller was born in Boston, Massachusetts on July 24, 1978.
  • She grew up in New York City and Philadelphia, where she attended Brown University, and earned her BA and MA in Classics.
  • Miller has also studied at the University of Chicago’s Committee on Social Thought, and Dramaturgy department at Yale School of Drama.
  • Madeline Miller later became a teacher and has taught and tutored Latin, Greek, and Shakespeare to high school students for over fifteen years.
  • She currently lives outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Madeline Miller’s work

  • Both Of Madeline Miller’s novels have been translated into over 25 languages including Dutch, Mandarin, Japanese, Turkish, Arabic and Greek.
  • Many of her essays have also appeared in a number of publications including the Guardian, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Telegraph, Lapham’s Quarterly and

What awards does Madeline Miller have?

  • Madeline Miller is one of the richest novelists born in Massachusetts. She also has a position among the list of most popular novelists according to Forbes and Business Insider.
  • Her first novel, Song of Achilles was awarded the 2012 Orange Prize for Fiction and was a New York Times Bestseller. 
  • The Song of Achilles won the Orange Prize for Fiction and the Gaylactic Spectrum Award. The novel has been nominated for several other awards. 
  • Miller was also shortlisted for the Stonewall Writer of the Year in 2012.
  • Her second novel, Circe, was an instant #1 New York Times Bestseller, and won the Indies Choice Best Adult Fiction of the Year Award.
  • Circe also won the Indies Choice Best Audiobook of the Year Award, as well as being shortlisted for the 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction. 
  • Her novel also won The Red Tentacle Award, an American Library Association Alex Award and in 2018 the Elle Big Book Award.  
  • Madeline Miller’s second novel, Circe, is currently being adapted for a series with HBO Max.