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Distinguished Author Award Honors Madeline Miller

Distinguished Author Award Honors Madeline Miller
2019 Distinguished Author Award Winner Madeline Miller at the award dinner.

Madeline Miller, author of two New York Times bestsellers, received the 2019 Royden B. Davis, S.J., Distinguished Author Award from The University of Scranton’s Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library.

Miller’s latest book, Circe, inspired by the mythological witch in Homer’s Odyssey, became a No. 1 New York Times bestseller and is short-listed for the Women’s Prize for Fiction. At the award dinner, Miller, whose mother was a librarian, said she was grateful to the Weinberg Memorial Library community.

“It’s been such a pleasure to get to know this library, this University a little bit and this amazing community of readers,” she said at the ceremony. “I spent a lot of my childhood in libraries, so I know a good library when I see one.”

When she was young, her mother read her the Greek classics that would inspire her novels decades later. “They resonated with me because these stories felt

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