The University of Scranton will honor a New York Times bestselling author at this fall’s Royden B. Davis, S.J., Distinguished Author Award Presentation.

Madeline Miller, author of the novels The Song of Achilles” and “Circe,” will attend the presentation Saturday, Oct. 5, at 5 p.m. in the ballroom of the campus’ DeNaples Center.

The Brown University-educated writer, who grew up in New York City and Philadelphia, has earned numerous accolades for her books, both of which became New York Times bestsellers. For “The Song of Achilles,” she earned the 2012 Orange Prize for Fiction, while “Circe” brought her the Indies Choice Best Adult Fiction of the Year Award, the Indies Choice Best Audiobook of the Year Award, the Red Tentacle Award, an American Library Association Alex Award and the 2018 Elle Big Book Award. Previously, Miller, who holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in classics, taught the classics and Shakespeare to high school students for two decades. She lives near Philadelphia.

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