Anna Quindlen Bio, Age, Net Worth, Husband, Novels, Family, Awards

Anna Quindlen
Anna Quindlen

Anna Quindlen Biography and Wiki

Anna Marie Quindlen is a renowned American author, journalist, and opinion columnist. Quindlen began her journalism career in 1974 at the New York Post. She is the author of nine novels, several of which have been adapted into motion pictures.

Anna began her journalism career in 1974 as a reporter for the New York Post. She held several posts at The New York Times between 1977 and 1994 until she left journalism in 1995 to become a full-time novelist.

In 1999, she joined Newsweek, writing a bi-weekly column until she announced her semi-retirement on May 18, 2009. Some of her nonfiction works include; A Quilt of a Country, Loud and Clear, Imagined London, Being Perfect and Write for Your Life just to name a few. Moreover, Anna has written nine novels, several of which have been adapted into motion pictures.

Her semi-autobiographical novel, One True Thing which focuses on the relationship between a young woman and her mother, who is dying from cancer was published in 1994 and was made into a feature film in 1998. It starred Meryl Streep, who received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress for the role. Her other novels, Black and Blue and Blessings were made into television movies in 1999 and 2003 respectively.

Anna Quindlen Age and Birthday

Quindlen was born on July 8, 1752, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. She is currently 71 years old. Her Zodiac sign is Cancer.

Anna Quindlen Family, Parents

Quindlen was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Prudence and Robert Quindlen. Her father was Irish-American and her mother was Italian-American. Unfortunately, her mother died in 1972 from ovarian cancer.

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Anna Quindlen Husband 

Quindlen was married to New Jersey attorney Gerald Krovatin from 1978 to 2021. They have two sons Quindlen Krovatin and Christopher Krovatin who are published authors, and a daughter Maria an actress, writer, and comedian.

Anna Quindlen Education

Quindlen graduated from South Brunswick High School in  South Brunswick, New Jersey in 1970. She later attended Barnard College and graduated in 1974.

Anna Quindlen’s Net Worth

Quindlen is a renowned journalist, author, and opinion columnist who has an estimated net worth of about $1 million.

Anna Quindlen’s Novels

  • Object Lessons (1991)
  • One True Thing (1994)
  • Black and Blue (1998)
  • Blessings (2002)
  • Rise and Shine (2006)
  • Every Last One: A Novel (2010)
  • Still Life with Bread Crumbs (2013)
  • Miller’s Valley (2016)
  • Alternate Side (2018)

Anna Quindlen Awards

Quindlen has received numerous honorary degrees and won quite a number of awards over her career including;

  • 1992 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary
  • 2001 Mothers At Home Media Award
  • 2001 Clarion Award for Best Regular Opinion Column in a magazine
  • 2002 Clarion Award for Best Opinion Column from the Association for Women in Communications
  • 2006 Amelia Earhart Award from Crittenton Women’s Union
  • 2016 inductee into the New Jersey Hall of Fame
  • University Medal of Excellence from Columbia University.

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