Anna Quindlen Biography, Age, Family, Quotes

Anna Quindlen Biography

Anna Marie Quindlen is an American author, journalist, and opinion columnist. Her New York Times column, Public and Private, won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 1992. She began her journalism career in 1974 as a reporter for the New York Post. Between 1977 and 1994 she held several posts at The New York Times.

Anna Quindlen Age

An American author, journalist, and opinion columnist was born on 8th July 1952, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvanian, United States. She is 65 years old as of the year  2018.

Anna Quindlen Family

The American author, journalist, and opinion columnist is the daughter of Prudence Quindlen and Robert Quindlen. She is of Cancer by her birth-sign. From a young age, she was passionate about writing. She holds an American nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. Her mother was Italian American while her father was an Irish American.

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Anna Quindlen Marriage/Children

She is married to Gerald Krovatin, an attorney in 1978 whom she met while in college. The couple is blessed with three children named, Quindlen Krovatin and Christopher Krovatin are both published authors, and daughter Mariaan actress, comedian, and writer. Currently, she resides in New York City with her family.

Anna Quindlen Education

She graduated in 1970 from South Brunswick High School in South Brunswick, New Jersey. He then attended Barnard College from which she graduated in 1974.

Anna Quindlen Career

In 1999, she joined Newsweek, writing a bi-weekly column until announcing her semi-retirement in the May 18, 2009 issue of the magazine. She is known as a critic of what she perceives to be the fast-paced and increasingly materialistic nature of modern American life. Much of her personal writing centers on her mother who died at the age of 40 from ovarian cancer when she was 19 years old.

She has written nine novels. Two of which have been adapted into movies. One True Thing was made into a feature film in 1998 for which Meryl Streep received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. Black and Blue and Blessings were made into television movies in 1999 and 2003 respectively.

Anna Quindlen Awards

Anna has won many awards that include 1992 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary, 2001 Clarion Award for Best Regular Opinion Column in a magazine. Also, she won the 2002 Clarion Award for Best Opinion Column from the Association for Women in Communications.

Anna Quindlen Quotes

  • The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.
  • I would be the most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves.
  • All parents should be aware that when they mock or curse gay people, they may be mocking or cursing their own child.
  • If your success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world but does not feel good in your heart, it is not success at all.
  • You cannot be really first-rate at your work if your work is all you are.
  • Children should have enough freedom to be themselves – once they’ve learned the rules.
  • People always blame the girl; she should have said no. A monosyllable, but conventional wisdom has always been that boys can’t manage it.
  • Women who marry early are often overly enamored of the kind of man who looks great in wedding pictures and passes the maid of honor his telephone number.
  • It’s so much easier to write a resume than to craft a spirit.
  • Think of life as a terminal illness, because, if you do, you will live it with joy and passion, as it ought to be lived.

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