Quindlen also is the author of a collection of essays, Living Out Loud (1988), and two children's books, The Tree That Came to Stay (1992) and Happily Ever After (1997). She also wrote the text for the coffee table pictorial Naked Babies (1996) and Siblings (1998).
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 Authorís 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 Federation of America Board of Advocates as well.
Anna Quindlen is married to Gerald Krovatin, an attorney, and is the mother of Quindlen, Christopher and Maria Krovatin. She lives with her family in New York City.