Anna Quindlen


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.

How Much Jail Time?

If abortion is criminalized, what should the punishment be for women who have one? Anna Quindlen examines abortion opponents' refusal to confront the logical endpoint of criminalization.