|Born||Stacy Madeleine Schiff|
October 26, 1961
|Occupation||Writer and editor|
|Education||Phillips Academy (Andover)|
|Alma mater||Williams College|
|Genre||Biography, Essay, Nonfiction|
|Notable awards||Pulitzer Prize|
Stacy Madeleine Schiff (born October 26, 1961) is an American former editor, essayist, and author of five biographies; her biography of Vera Nabokov, the wife and muse of the Russian-American novelist Vladimir Nabokov, won the 2000 Pulitzer Prize in biography.
Schiff has also written biographies of French aviator and author of The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, colonial American-era polymath and prime mover of America's founding, Benjamin Franklin, ancient Egyptian queen Cleopatra, and the important figures and events of the Salem Witch Trials of 1692–93 in colonial Massachusetts.
Schiff was born in Adams, Massachusetts, to Morton Schiff, the president Schiff Clothing, a store founded by Schiff's great-grandfather in 1897, and Helen, a professor of French literature at North Adams State college (now called Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts). Schiff graduated from Phillips Academy (Andover) preparatory school, and subsequently earned her B.A. degree from Williams College in 1982. She was a senior editor at Simon & Schuster until 1990.