annaquindlen - The life of Anna Quindlen started on July 8,...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
The life of Anna Quindlen started on July 8, 1952, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was the first of five children of an Irish management consultant from West Philadelphia and an Italian mother from South Philadelphia, Robert V. and Prudence Quindlen. Anna spent her early childhood in an upper-middle-class neighborhood of Drexel Hill, where she attended Catholic school. She decided early in life that she wanted to be a writer. Anna Quindlen started her career in journalism as a part-time reporter at the New York Post while she was a student at Barnard College, studying English literature. She received a B.A. degree in 1974 and became a full-time employee of the New York Post , where she continued to work for two years. In 1977, Quindlen started a new job at the New York Times as a general assignment and city hall reporter. A year later, in 1978, Quindlen married Gerald Krovatin, a criminal-defense attorney. After four years, she was promoted to the deputy metropolitan editor and wrote the biweekly column “About New York”. With this promotion she became one of the few women to advance into the editorial ranks of the New York Times . In 1983, Quindlen gave birth to her first son, Quin, and not long after, 1985, her second son, Christopher, was born. With the birth of Anna Quindlen’s second son, she decided to resign from the New York Times and focus on raising her children. Her editor, Abe Rosenthal, however, persuaded her to continue to write a weekly column for the paper. This column later turned into “Life in the 30s”, which became exceptionally popular and gained syndication in more than 30 newspapers across the United States. Her column ran from 1986 to 1988 and ranged in topics from difficulties in raising children and working outside the home to pro-choice issues. These topics were largely influenced from her personal experience and concentrated on issues she considered critical. After
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course WOMS 202 taught by Professor Nigg during the Fall '08 term at University of Delaware.

Page1 / 4

annaquindlen - The life of Anna Quindlen started on July 8,...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online