MADELINE MILLER - 2024 Santa Fe Reads Culminating Event

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Registration for this event will close on May 16, 2024 @ 5:30pm.

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2024 Santa Fe Reads Culminating Event

2024 Santa Fe Reads Culminating Event in Partnership with Creative Santa Fe, City of Santa Fe Arts and Culture and Santa Fe International Literary Festival.


An Evening with Madeline Miller

With a Special Opening Performance by Teatro Paraguas


Madeline Miller In Conversation with Marsaura Shukla


Author Madeline Miller

Madeline Miller

Madeline 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. 

She has also studied at the University of Chicago’s Committee on Social Thought, and in the Dramaturgy department at Yale School of Drama, where she focused on the adaptation of classical texts to modern forms.

The Song of Achilles, her first novel, was awarded the 2012 Orange Prize for Fiction and was a New York Times Bestseller. Miller was also shortlisted for the 2012 Stonewall Writer of the Year. Her second novel, Circe, was an instant number 1 New York Times bestseller, and won the Indies Choice Best Adult Fiction of the Year Award and the Indies Choice Best Audiobook of the Year Award, as well as being shortlisted for the 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction. Circe also won The Red Tentacle Award, an American Library Association Alex Award (adult books of special interest to teen readers), and the 2018 Elle Big Book Award.  It is currently being adapted for a series with HBO Max. Miller’s novels have been translated into over twenty-five languages including Dutch, Mandarin, Japanese, Turkish, Arabic and Greek, and her essays have appeared in a number of publications including the Guardian, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Telegraph, Lapham’s Quarterly and She currently lives outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


Marsaura Shukla

Marsaura Shukla

Marsaura Shukla emigrated from India to the United States when she was eleven. She became an avid reader of literature in high school and her love of reading led her to study the Great Books at St. John’s College, where she recieved B.A. She received her PhD from the University of Chicago Divinity School and returned to St. John’s to be on the faculty. Since settling at St. John’s and in Santa Fe, she has dedicated herself to articulating, for herself and her students, how literature and poetry help us think deeply about the world we share. She is currently working on a book length study of Emily Dickinson.


Free. Registration Required.


5:30PM ​Doors Open

Refreshments served by YouthWorks


6:15PM Opening Performance by Teatro Paraguas



Madeline Miller joins our audience virtually on the big screen for a conversation with Marsaura Shukla who is attending with our community in-person.


Books available for purchase at the event with Collected Works Bookstore.


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SFILF      Creative SF      Teatro Paraguas      Collected Works

2024 Santa Fe Reads

2024 Santa Fe Reads, part of the NEA Big Read, is presented by the City of Santa Fe Public Library with the support from the National Endowment for the Arts, Arts Midwest, Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library, local sponsors, and community partners.


NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.


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