Pulitzer Prize-winner Stacy Schiff is the author of A Great Improvisation: Franklin, France, and the Birth of America, winner of the George Washington Book Prize and the Ambassador Award in American Studies. She won a Pulitzer for Véra (Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov), and was a Pulitzer finalist for Saint-Exupéry. Her most recent book is The Witches: Salem, 1692. She has written for The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Los Angeles Times, among other publications. She received a 2006 Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and was inducted into the Academy in 2019.