Stacy Madeleine Schiff
Schiff is a graduate of Phillips Academy. She earned her degree from Williams College in 1982. She was a Senior Editor at Simon & Schuster until 1990. Her stories have been published in The New Yorker, The New York Times Book Review and The Times Literary Supplement.
Schiff won the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for her biography of Vera Nabokov, wife and muse of Lolita and Pale Fire author Vladimir Nabokov. She was also a in the final running for the 1995 Pulitzer Prize for Saint-Exupéry: A Biography about Antoine de Saint Exupéry.
Schiff's A Great Improvisation: Franklin, France, and the Birth of America won the 2006 George Washington Book Prize, the Ambassador Award in American Studies, and the Institut Français’s Gilbert Chinard Prize.
Schiff has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment of the Humanities, and was a Director’s Fellow at the Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library. She was awarded a 2006 Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
- Schiff, Stacy (2005). A Great Improvisation: Franklin, France, and the Birth of America. New York: Henry Holt. ISBN 0-8050-6633-0.
- (Winner of the George Washington Book Prize in 2006)
- (Published in the UK as Schiff, Stacy (2005). Dr Franklin Goes to France. Bloomsbury Publishing PLC. ISBN 0-7475-6923-1.)
- Schiff, Stacy (2009). Cleopatra. (In preparation)
Selected essays and articlesEdit
- "Desperately Seeking Susan." New York Times, October 13, 2006.
- Schiff, Stacy (2007-10-14). "Founding Chauvinist Pig?". New York Times. Retrieved 2007-10-24.
- "Barnes&Noble Meet the Writers: Stacy Schiff". Archived from the original on 2007-02-02. Retrieved 2009-09-17.
- "News about Stacy Schiff, including commentary and archival articles published in The New York Times", New York Times
- Suellen Stringer-Hye (1999), An interview with Stacy Schiff, The Pennsylvania State University
- "ALOUD: Lectures, Readings, Performances, & Discussions (Los Angeles Central Library)". Archived from the original on 2005-12-27. Retrieved 2009-09-17.
- Joyce Wadler (2000), "PUBLIC LIVES; A Biographer Peers, Briefly, at Her Own Life", New York Times
- Schiff, Stacy (July 24, 2006). "Can Wikipedia conquer expertise?". Know It All. The New Yorker. Retrieved 2007-03-06.
- Andrew Wolfson (March 6, 2007). "Wikipedia editor who posed as professor is Ky. dropout: Man resigns post after controversy". Louisville Courier-Journal. Retrieved 2007-03-07.
- 1995 Finalists, The Pulitzer Prizes -- Columbia University
- 2000 Winners, The Pulitzer Prizes -- Columbia University
- Ben Franklin's French Adventure: George Washington Book Prize Celebration Honors Author Stacy Schiff, Washington College, 2006, archived from the original on 2012-02-11, retrieved 2009-09-17
- "An Interview with Stacy Schiff" by Suellen Stringer-Hye, published in April 1999 by Random House.