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Alumna awarded 2012 Orange Prize for Fiction

June 18, 2012
Alumna Madeline Miller Credit: reuters


BBC   30 May 2012

Alumna awarded 2012 Orange Prize for Fiction

Alumna Madeline Miller was awarded the 2012 Orange Prize for Fiction for her debut novel The Song of Achilles. At the awards ceremony May 30, 2012, Miller received £30,000 (about $46,000) and the “Bessie,” a limited-edition bronze figurine. The Song of Achilles retells the story of Patroclus and the legendary warrior Achilles from their first meeting as children to their deaths at the siege of Troy.  Miller worked on the book for 10 years while teaching Latin, Greek, and Shakespeare to high school students.

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