Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and best-selling novelist Anna Quindlen joined Newsweek as a contributing editor in October 1999, succeeding the late Meg Greenfield.
During the past 30 years, Quindlen's work has appeared in some of America's most influential newspapers and most widely-read magazines, and on both fiction and non-fiction best-seller lists. A columnist for The New York Times from 1981 to 1994, in 1990, she became only the third woman in the paper's history to write a regular column for its influential Op-Ed page when she began the nationally-syndicated Public and Private. In 1992, Quindlen was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for commentary. In 1995, she left the Times and journalism to pursue a career as a novelist full-time.