|AuthorsLive- Presents Madeline Miller and Karen Engelmann|
Event Type: Author Visit|
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 9:00 PM
AuthorsLive presents Madeline Miller and Karen Engelmann as they present their books The Song of Achilles and The Stockholm Octavo.Library: Greenwich Library
Madeline Miller, author of The Song of Achilles presents a thrilling and unique retelling of the Iliad and the legend of Achilles: a tale of gods, kings, immortal fame, and the human heart. Miller has two degrees from Brown University in Latin and Ancient Greek, and has been teaching both for the past nine years. She also has a degree from Yale School of Drama, specializing in adapting classical tales to a modern audience. This debut novel is the winner of the 2012 Orange Prize, one of the United Kingdom's most prestigious literary prizes, joining among others, Ann Patchett, Zadie Smith, Barbara Kingsolver, and Tea Obrecht.
Karen Engelmann's dazzling debut, The Stockholm Octavo, is set during Stockholm's opulent Golden Age and brilliantly interweaves history, romance and intrigue, in which one man's fortune holds the key to a nation's precarious fate. Engelmann spent nine years in Malmo, Sweden working for companies like IKEA where the idea of this book grew to life. She is the 2011 winner of the American Scandinavian Society Cultural Award Grant.
Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Free and open to all. Copies of Ms. Miller and Ms. Engelmann's books will be for sale, signing will be provided by Diane's Books.
Location: Cole Auditorium
Contact: Marianne Weill
Contact Number: 203-622-7933