Susannah Cahalan

Susannah Cahalan is a news reporter at the New York Post whose award-winning work has also been featured in The New York Times. She lives in Jersey City, New Jersey.

Books by this Author

Brain on Fire


Susannah Cahalan's Month of Madness

Reporter Susannah Cahalan reveals her account of her inexplicable physical and mental breakdown–a medical mystery unraveled by two neurologists studying autoimmune disease; BRAIN ON FIRE.

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. When you want to write well, wake up at 5am.

Q. Name of your favorite composer or music artist?

A. Ryan Adams and Bjork.

Q. Where did you go to high school and/or college?

A. Summit High School and Washington University in St. Louis

Q. What is your favorite television show?

A. Charles in Charge. I heart Scott Baio.

Q. What was/is your favorite job?

A. Reporting; but being record store clerk wasn't half bad, either.