2020/21 Portland Arts & Lectures
Thursday, January 28, 2021
Presented by Literary Arts
Welcome to the registration page for the second evening of the 2020/21 Portland Arts & Lectures season: Madeline Miller. After her talk, Madeline Miller will be joined in conversation with Omar El Akkad.
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Madeline Miller is the author of The Song of Achilles (2011) and Circe (2018). Writing in a genre Miller refers to as “mythological realism,” these titles reimagine ancient Greek myths for the modern reader. The Song of Achilles won the 2012 Orange Prize (now The Women’s Prize for Fiction), was a finalist for the Chautauqua Prize, and was praised by acclaimed author Ann Patchett as “a book I could not put down.” Circe was a #1 New York Times bestseller and won the 2019 Indie Choice Award, was shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction, and was named on numerous Best Books of 2018 lists. Miller grew up in New York City and Philadelphia. She attended Brown University, where she earned her BA and MA in Classics. She has taught and tutored Latin, Greek, and Shakespeare to high school students for over fifteen years.
Omar El Akkad
Omar El Akkad was born in Cairo, Egypt and grew up in Doha, Qatar until he moved to Canada with his family. An award-winning journalist and author, he has traveled the world to cover many of the most important news stories of the last decade. His reporting includes dispatches from the NATO-led war in Afghanistan, the military trials at Guantànamo Bay, the Arab Spring revolution in Egypt, and the Black Lives Matter movement in Ferguson, Missouri. His first novel is American War, a national bestseller, New York Times notable book, and winner of the Oregon Book Award. His new novel is forthcoming in spring 2021. El Akkad lives in Portland, Oregon.