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Susan Sheehan

Born: Aug 24, 1937

Birthplace: Vienna

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Susan Sheehan

Date of Birth : Aug 24, 1937
Birth Place : Vienna

Susan Sheehan is an American writer. Born in Vienna, Austria, she won the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction in 1983 for her book Is There No Place on Earth for Me?. The book details the experiences of a young New York woman diagnosed with schizophrenia. Portions of the book were published in The New Yorker, for which she has written frequently since 1961 as a staff writer. Her work as a contributing writer has also appeared in The New York Times and Architectural Digest.


  • Writer
  • Journalist

Also known as

  • Susan Sachsel


  • Neil Sheehan

Awards Won

  • Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada
  • Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction
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