Anna Quindlen is a best-selling author and Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist.
Quindlen started her career in journalism as a reporter for the New York Post in 1974. In 1977, she began working at the New York Times, where she rose to prominence as a columnist. Her first column was the "About New York" comumn, which she wrote from 1981 to 1983. In 1985, she created the "Life in the 30s" column, and in 1990 she began writing her most well-known column, the nationally-syndicated "Public and Private." She won the Pulitzer Prize for commentary in 1992. A collection of her New York Times columns, Thinking Out Loud, was published in 1993.
Quindlen joined the staff of Newsweek in 1999, where she writes "The Last Word" column every other week, alternating with George F. Will.
Quindlen is also the author of four best-selling novels, Object Lessons (1991), One True Thing (1994), Black and Blue (1998) and Blessings (2002), as well as two children's books, The Tree That Came to Stay (1992) and Happily Ever After (1997), and three non-fiction books, Living Out Loud (1988), A Short Guide to a Happy Life (2000), and Loud and Clear (2004).
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