Stacy Schiff

Q: How do you choose a subject for writing? A: The problem, as you know, is that you never really leave the writing desk
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Do we now nervously satirize, demonize, and commercialize the Puritans in order make them take the blame for our own, much darker side? Would it disorient us to imagine, as I did this fall, that some of them knew more than many of us do about looking into the human heart?
Schiff takes a thrilling look at the nine-month spell of executions in her latest work.
The Christmas story has what all great stories must have: the characters become changed, the shepherds leave their flock, the wise men follow a star, a young father trusts a dream and a girl becomes the mother of God.
"Cleopatra is the most well known woman we don't know," Jon Stewart said to Stacy Schiff, the Pulitzer Prize winning author
As a cultural icon she makes for an inexhaustible shape-shifter, mixing herself up with Eve, the Virgin Mary, Aphrodite, Salome, Wonder Woman.