Anna Quindlen may have a Pulitzer Prize and a résumé full of best sellers, but she’s not above doing some channel-surfing, too. “I’m an inveterate TV watcher and needlepointer—simultaneously,” says the acclaimed author, 61, whose latest novel is Still Life With Bread Crumbs. “There’s so much good writing on television now: True Detective, Justified, The Good Wife, House of Cards.” Quindlen, who lives in New York City with her attorney husband, Gerald Krovatin, admits that most of her writing rituals “are designed to allow me not to write: power walking, newspapers, phone calls. But eventually I run out of other things to do.”
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