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- Living Out Loud (non-fiction), 1988
- Object Lessons, 1991
- The Tree That Came to Stay (childrens book), 1992
- Thinking Out Loud: On the Personal, the Political, the Public, and the Private (non-fiction), 1993
- Naked Babies (text for book of photos), 1996
- Happily Ever After (childrens book), 1997
- One True Thing, 1997
- Black and Blue, 1998
- How Reading Changed My Life (non-fiction), 1998
- Siblings (text for book of photos), 1998
- A Short Guide to a Happy Life (non-fiction), 2000
- Blessings, 2002
- Loud & Clear (non-fiction), 2004
- Being Perfect (non-fiction), 2005
- Rise and Shine, 2006
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Anna Quindlen (1952 - )
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She is a novelist and also writes the prestigious "Last Word" column in Newsweek magazine.
A columnist at The New York Times from 1981 to 1994, in 1990 Quindlen was only the third woman in the paper’s history to write a regular column for its influential Op-Ed . A collection of her columns, Thinking Out Loud, was published in. In 1992 Quindlen won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary. Quindlen joined the Times in 1977 as a general assignment reporter and was named the paper's deputy metropolitan editor in 1983. She wrote the “About New York” column from 1981 to 1983 and created the column, “Life in the 30’s” in 1985.
In 1995 Quindlen left the world of newspapers, which she had joined as a copy girl at age 18, to become a novelist full-time. Quindlen has written four bestselling novels: Object Lessons (1991), One True Thing (1994), Black and Blue (1998) and Blessings (2002). How Reading Changed My Life was released in September 1998 as was One True Thing, a Universal feature film
Quindlen holds honorary doctorates from Dartmouth College, Denison University, Moravian College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, Stevens Institute of Technology, Bates College, Southern Connecticut State University and was awarded the University Medal of Excellence by Columbia. She was a Poynter Fellow in Journalism at Yale, and a Victoria Fellow in Contemporary Issues at Rutgers. In 1996 she was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Arts & Sciences. Glamour magazine named her one of its 10 Outstanding Women of the Year in 1991.
Quindlen is a graduate of Barnard College and was elected Chair of Barnard's Board of Trustees in 2003. She also is on the Council of the Author’s Guild, the Board at the Nightingale-Bamford School in New York City and the Board of NARAL Foundation. She is a member of the Planned Parenthood