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The Council Literary Series Luncheon and Author Program

with Madeline Miller


Monday, March 23, 2020
11:00 a.m. Reception
11:30 a.m. Author Program
12:30 p.m. Luncheon and Book Signing

Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel
11461 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
*Complimentary Valet Parking

Donanne Kasikci and Susan Wharton


Due to the popularity of The Council events, a reservation is required.
Please feel free to call Elizabeth Toms, Director of Council Relations, at (213) 228-7506

Madeline Miller

Madeline Miller was shortlisted for the 2012 Stonewall Writer of the Year and her first novel, The Song of Achilles, won that year’s Orange Prize for Fiction and was a New York Times bestseller. Her second novel, Circe, was an instant number #1 New York Times bestseller and was short-listed for the 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction (formerly the Orange Prize.) Circe also won the Indies Choice Best Adult Fiction of the Year Award, the Indies Choice Best Audiobook of the Year Award, and an American Library Association Alex Award given to adult books that demonstrate crossover appeal to teen readers. Circe is currently being adapted for an 8-episode series with HBO Max.


Madeline Miller grew up in NYC and Philadelphia, and received a BA and MA in Classics from Brown University. She taught and tutored Latin, Greek, and Shakespeare to high school students for over fifteen years. She has also studied at the Yale School of Drama, where she focused on the adaptation of classical texts to modern forms.


Kelly Anderson, President
Betsy Applebaum, Chairman
Flora L. Thornton, Founder