William Ruehlmann, 3rd Annual ODU Literary Festival

Document Type

Featured Participant

Festival Date



Webb University Center

Author/Artist Bio

From his lair at The Ledger-Star, William Ruehlmann regularly stalks big and little game for feature articles. He has even tried wrestling with a bear. A native of Cincinnati, where he gained his Ph.D., Ruehlmann served briefly in the Marines and in a National Guard panel bridge company, then worked as a chauffeur, a summer stock actor, a high school teacher, and an envelope stuffer before finding his niche in journalism. He is the author of "Saint With a Gun: The Unlawful American Private Eye" and "Stalking The Feature Story."


Ruehlmann was on a creative nonfiction panel with John Clellon Holmes, Katie Lyle and James Olney and moderator Alf Mapp, Jr. on Thursday, October 2nd, 1980 at 2:30 p.m.


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