Pulitzer Prize-winning author Susan Sheehan lectured on "Writing My Books and Working for The New Yorker" in the Josselyn Living Room.  Sheehan’s study of the struggles of a young woman with schizophrenia, Is There No Place on Earth for Me? (1982) won the Pulitzer Prize in 1983, and Kate Quinton’s Days, an account of the efforts of an 80-year old Irish-American woman to maintain an independent life, which originally appeared in The New Yorker, was published in 1984.