Michael Ruhlman

Degree and Year: 
BA 1985
Professional Title: 
Writer
Employer: 
Self-Employed

Professional Background: 
Have written more than 20 books of non-fiction, fiction, and cookbooks.

How has being an English graduate from Duke University helped shape your professional success?: 
It was fundamental to giving me the tools to do what I most wanted to in the world: write for a living. Reynolds Price was my main influence at Duke and after.