Seattle Arts & Lectures is very pleased to welcome award-winning biographer and author of Cleopatra: A Life, Stacy Schiff, to Seattle as part of SAL’s 2011-12 Literary\Arts Series. Schiff speaks in Benaroya Hall’s S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium October 26, 2011 at 7:30pm.
Schiff has garnered universal acclaim for her work on such luminaries as Ben Franklin and Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Schiff received the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Véra (Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov). Her first book, Saint-Exupéry, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the recipient of numerous awards abroad. Schiff is also the author of A Great Improvisation: Franklin, France, and the Birth of America, which won the 2005 George Washington Book Prize, the Ambassador Award in American Studies, and the Institut Français’s Gilbert Chinard Prize, as well a Los Angeles Times Book Review, Chicago Tribune, and Economist Best Book of the Year. All three biographies have been published in a host of foreign editions.
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. She received an Exceptional Merit in Media Award (EMMA) for her 2009 New York Times op-ed piece, “Who’s Buried in Cleopatra’s Tomb?”
Tickets for Stacy Schiff are available from the SAL Box Office by calling 206-621-2230 or on the SAL website at www.lectures.org. Tickets start at $15 or $5 for students (pre-sale only; students are eligible for free tickets with student ID at the SAL Box Office starting at 6pm day-of-show).