Cleopatra: a Life, by Stacy Schiff, will be the subject of Saturday Samplers next book discussion to be held this Saturday, April 14th, at 3:30 p.m. Saturday Samplers is a Bernardsville Library book group which meets once a month in the library on a Saturday afternoon. For more information about the book group, link to the Saturday Samplers blog.
Stacy Schiff is an award-winning biographer who met with literary success early in her career. Born in 1961, Ms. Schiff attended Williams College. She subsequently worked for Simon & Schuster as a writer and editor until 1990, at which point she settled into steady work as an acclaimed biographer. Her first publication in 1994, the biography of aviator and author Antoine de Saint-Exupery, was selected as a Pulitzer Prize finalist, and her biography of Vera Nabokov won the Pulitzer Prize in 2000. A well-received biography of Benjamin Franklin preceded her latest publication, Cleopatra: a Life. Learn more about Stacy Schiff or Cleopatra: a Life on the author's Web site.