Susan Sheehan

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Susan Sheehan (née Sachsel; born August 24, 1937)[1] is an American writer.

Born in Vienna, Austria,[1] she won the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction in 1983 for her book Is There No Place on Earth for Me?.[2] The book details the experiences of a young New York woman diagnosed with schizophrenia.[1] Portions of the book were published in The New Yorker, for which she has written frequently since 1961 as a staff writer.[1] Her work as a contributing writer has also appeared in The New York Times and Architectural Digest.[3]

Works[edit]

Her other works include:

  • 1967 Ten Vietnamese
  • 1976 A welfare mother
  • 1978 A prison and a prisoner
  • 1984 Kate Quinton's days
  • 1986 A missing plane
  • 1991 Robert Indiana prints: a catalogue raisonne, 1951-1991
  • 1993 Life for Me Ain't Been No Crystal Stair[1]

Family[edit]

She is the wife of journalist Neil Sheehan, who also won a Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction [1] for A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam in 1989.[2] Sheehan and her husband live in Washington, DC.[3]

Further reading[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Brennan, Elizabeth A.; Clarage, Elizabeth C. (1999). "Profiles of the winners: General non-fiction". Who's who of Pulitzer Prize winners. pp. 268–269. ISBN 1-57356-111-8. 
  2. ^ a b "Pulitzer Prize Winners: General Non-Fiction". The Pulitzer Prizes -- Columbia University. Retrieved 2008-02-28. 
  3. ^ a b "Susan Sheehan Books, Author Bio, Book Review & More at Alibris Marketplace". Alibris. Retrieved 26 April 2013.