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Linda K. Wertheimer

Greater Boston Area
Linda K. Wertheimer is the award-winning author of Faith Ed, Teaching About Religion In An Age of Intolerance. While Linda is a veteran journalist and a former Boston Globe education editor, don’t confuse her with the Other Linda of NPR. During her nearly 30-year journalism career, she was a reporter at The Dallas Morning News and The Orlando Sentinel and other newspapers. Her long-form journalism, op-eds and essays have appeared in The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Boston Globe Magazine, USA Today, TIME, The Atlantic, Tiferet, Lilith and other publications. She has given talks on teaching about religion and the experiences of religious minorities around the country and has appeared on CNN and CBS television programs and NPR radio shows. She teaches op-ed writing and other classes for GrubStreet and is a mentor-editor for The Op-Ed Project. Faith Ed was a second-place winner in the Religion News Association nonfiction book contest. Her writing also has won honors from the Education Writers Association; Tiferet, a literary journal; Moment magazine; and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. She was a 2017 prose writer-in-residence at the Chautauqua Writers’ Center. She lives in the Boston area with her husband, son and a rambunctious Boxer mix and is working on a second book chronicling a high school class’s year learning about racism.