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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Gives Lunn Lecture

If you missed Stacy Schiff's talk, you can now watch it online.

In her May 3 lecture, “In the Archives: Getting a Life," Schiff talked about two lives of the biographer —  "the one she leads and the one that she ultimately comes to understand." Watch a video of her talk. 

Schiff is the author of "Véra (Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov): Portrait of a Marriage," which won a Pulitzer Prize for Biography, and "Saint-Exupéry: A Biography," a Pulitzer Prize finalist. Her book "A Great Improvisation: Franklin, France and the Birth of America," won the George Washington Book Prize.

Her fourth book, "Cleopatra: A Life," was a top national bestseller, one of The New York Times' 10 Best Books of 2010 and winner of the PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for biography. "Cleopatra" has been translated into 30 languages.

Her latest book, "The Witches: Salem, 1692," also a No. 1 bestseller, was described by historian David McCullough as “brilliant from start to finish.”