Bridget Quinn

Creative Nonfiction Writer

San Francisco, CA
California US

Author's Bio

Bridget Quinn is the author of Broad Strokes: 15 Women Who Made Art and Made History (in That Order), an Amazon pick for Best Art & Photography Books 2017. NPR’s Susan Stamberg calls it “a terrific essay collection” with “spunky attitudinal, SMART writing,” marking the second time “attitudinal” has been used about her work (first: Kirkus 1996). O, The Oprah Magazine writes, "Your Art History 101 syllabus just got a lot more fun." Bridget's writing frequently appears in Narrative magazine, Hyperallergic, the San Francisco Chronicle and elsewhere. Her next book, Seeking Suffrage: How U.S. Women Won the Vote & What Happened Next, publishes August 2020 from Chronicle Books. In celebration of the one hundredth anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment, Seeking Suffrage features artwork by one hundred women artists.

Publications & Prizes

The Best American Sports Writing (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013)
Brain, Child: Greatest Hits (March Street Press, 2004)
Two in the Wild (Vintage, 1999)
Solo: On Her Own Adventure (Seal Press, 1995)
Broad Strokes: 15 Women Who Made Art and Made History (in That Order) (Chronicle Books, 2017)
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Mademoiselle Magazine
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Amazon pick Best Art & Photography Books 2017 ; Publishers Weekly Top 10 in Memoirs & Biographies Spring 2017 ; American Library Association 2018 Amelia Bloomer List selection of recommended feminist literature from the American Library Association

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Irish American
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Great Falls
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Great Falls, MT
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Last update: Jul 15, 2019