Author who won the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction in 1983 for her work, Is There No Place on Earth for Me? Her other literary works include Kate Quinton's Days, A Welfare Mother, and Ten Vietnamese.
She emigrated from Austria to the United States during her younger years.
She became a staff writer for The New Yorker in 1961.
Her husband, Neil Sheehan, won a Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction six years after she received the same honor.
She won a Pulitzer for her non-fiction work in the same year that Alice Walker won the same award for fiction.