This week on Well Read, best-selling author Stacy Schiff will be speaking with hosts Terry Tazioli and Mary Anne Gwinn about her most recent historical account, The Witches: Salem, 1692 (2015). After winning the Pulitzer Prize in 2000 for her memoir Vera (Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov): Portrait of a Marriage (1999), Schiff has remained a momentous force in the realm of historical nonfiction. The Witches, published in October, is her fifth addition to the genre; a fast-paced chronicle of the notorious Salem trials, it invokes a town struck by paranoia and a justice system riddled with ambiguity. In the video clip above, Schiff answers readers’ questions, including, “What is your favorite historical time or figure and why?”
To watch her full conversation with Tazioli and Gwinn, check your public television affiliate’s schedule for this Friday, January 22nd.
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