Stacy Schiff

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Stacy Schiff
Photographic portrait
Schiff in 2016
BornStacy Madeleine Schiff
(1961-10-26) October 26, 1961 (age 57)
Adams, Massachusetts
OccupationWriter and editor
NationalityAmerican
EducationPhillips Academy (Andover)
Alma materWilliams College
Genrenon-fiction
Notable awardsPulitzer Prize

Stacy Madeleine Schiff (born October 26, 1961)[1] is an American nonfiction author. She won the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for her biography of Vera Nabokov.

Biography[edit]

Schiff, born in Adams, Massachusetts, is a graduate of Phillips Academy (Andover) preparatory school, and earned her B.A. degree from Williams College in 1982. She was a senior editor at Simon & Schuster until 1990. Her essays and articles have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The New York Review of Books, The Times Literary Supplement.[2][3]

Schiff won the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography for Vera (Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov), a biography of Vera Nabokov, wife and muse of Vladimir Nabokov. She was also a finalist for the 1995 Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography for Saint-Exupéry: A Biography of Antoine de Saint Exupéry.[1]

Schiff’s A Great Improvisation: Franklin, France, and the Birth of America (2005) won the George Washington Book Prize.[4] Her fourth book, Cleopatra: A Life, was published in 2010. As the Wall Street Journal's reviewer put it, "Schiff does a rare thing: She gives us a book we'd miss if it didn't exist." [5]

Little, Brown published The Witches: Salem, 1692 in 2015. The New York Times described it as "an almost novelistic, thriller-like narrative."[6]

Schiff resides in New York City.[7]

Awards and honors[edit]

Works[edit]

Books[edit]

  • Schiff, Stacy (1994). Saint-Exupéry: A Biography. New York: A.A. Knopf. ISBN 0-679-40310-8.
(Nominated for the 1995 Pulitzer Prize)[12]
  • Schiff, Stacy (1999). Vera (Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov). Pan Books Ltd. ISBN 0-330-37674-8.
(Winner of 2000 Pulitzer Prize)[13]
  • Schiff, Stacy (2005). A Great Improvisation: Franklin, France, and the Birth of America. New York: Henry Holt. ISBN 0-8050-6633-0. (Published in the UK as Dr Franklin Goes to France)
  • Schiff, Stacy (2010). Cleopatra: A Life. Little, Brown and Company. ISBN 0-316-00192-9.
  • Schiff, Stacy (2015). The Witches: Salem, 1692. Little, Brown and Company. ISBN 9780316200615.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Barnes&Noble Meet the Writers: Stacy Schiff". Archived from the original on February 2, 2007.
  2. ^ Suellen Stringer-Hye (1999). "An interview with Stacy Schiff". The Pennsylvania State University.
  3. ^ "Book reviews by Stacy Schiff in the New York Review of Books". The New York Review of Books., The Boston Globe, and The Washington Post, among many other publications.
  4. ^ Thomspon, Bob (May 24, 2006). "Schiff Wins Washington Book Prize For Work On Franklin". The Washington Post.
  5. ^ Ruden, Sarah (November 2010). "Book Review: Cleopatra - WSJ". The Wall Street Journal.
  6. ^ Alter, Alexandra (2015-10-25). "Stacy Schiff's 'The Witches' Shines a Torch on Salem Trials". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-03-22.
  7. ^ Kate Taylor (2010-12-10). "Stacy Schiff's Cleopatra: skilled political operator, not sex goddess". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2013-03-05.
  8. ^ a b "ALOUD: Lectures, Readings, Performances, & Discussions". Los Angeles Central Library. Archived from the original on December 27, 2005.
  9. ^ "Vera (Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov), by Stacy Schiff (Random House)". The Pulitzer Prizes — Columbia University. Retrieved December 21, 2017.
  10. ^ "The Decades Ball - June 1, 2015". Lapham’s Quarterly. Retrieved April 7, 2019.
  11. ^ "2017 Annual Dinner". www.americanancestors.org. Retrieved April 7, 2019.
  12. ^ "1995 Finalists". The Pulitzer Prizes – Columbia University.
  13. ^ "2000 Winners". The Pulitzer Prizes – Columbia University.

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