Suzanne O'Sullivan

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Suzanne O'Sullivan is an Irish neurologist working in Britain who is the winner of the 2016 Wellcome Book Prize.[1] She won for her first book, It's All in Your Head: True Stories of Imaginary Illness, published by Chatto & Windus in 2015. The book also won the Royal Society of Biology General Book Prize.[2]

O'Sullivan is from Dublin, and studied medicine at Trinity College Dublin. She is a consultant neurologist at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in London.[3] O'Sullivan completed an MA in creative writing at Birkbeck College, University of London, in November 2015.[4]

She was interviewed on BBC Radio 4 in November, 2018, in the series The Life Scientific. [5] She appears regularly at events such as the Hay Literary Festival.[6]

In 2018, her second book “Brainstorm: Detective Stories in Neurology”[7] was published by Chatto & Windus. Also in 2018, she won the AITO Travel Writer of the Year award. [8]


  1. ^ "'It's All in Your Head' by Suzanne O'Sullivan wins £30,000 Wellcome Book Prize 2016". 25 April 2016. Retrieved 26 April 2016.
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  4. ^ "Creative writing alumna wins Wellcome Book Prize 2016 — Birkbeck, University of London".
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