Liberal Replacement Named for ‘Woman to Woman’ Column

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By: E&P Staff

“Woman to Woman” guest columnist Andrea Sarvady was named today as the permanent liberal replacement for the late Diane Glass, who had co-written the point-counterpoint feature with conservative Shaunti Feldhahn.

The weekly column is based at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s and distributed to about 50 other newspapers by Universal Press Syndicate.

Journal-Constitution editors selected Sarvady from among several candidates. “Andrea’s style and voice are an excellent addition to ‘Woman to Woman,’ and she’s a choice that her predecessor I think certainly would have approved,” said Clint Hooker, editor of the column for Universal.

Glass, who died of cancer July 30 at the age of 42, founded the column in 2002 and chose Feldhahn as her co-writer in 2003.

“Any female writer passionate about the exchange of ideas would love to be selected as part of this team,” Sarvady said in a statement. “Yet any writer would hate the reason that this incredible opportunity has come her way.” She added that Glass “wrote with wit, elegance, and a fiery intellect.”

Born and raised in northern California, Sarvady received a degree in English from San Francisco State University and a master?s degree in counseling from the University of San Francisco. Her magazine- and book-writing career developed in tandem with a variety of educational endeavors — including teaching developmentally disabled adults, running a school-volunteer program in San Francisco, and running a peer-counseling program in Brooklyn, N.Y. She currently teaches writing at a junior high school in Atlanta.

An E&P interview with Feldhahn appeared on this site last week.

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