Above: “Ginny Moon” author, Benjamin Ludwig (sitting
center), met with Rowan College of South Jersey students to discuss his novel
and sign autographs following the Oct. 16 lecture.
Author Benjamin Ludwig Visits RCSJ–Cumberland Campus
“Ginny Moon” author, Benjamin Ludwig, visited the
Luciano Theatre of the Guaracini Performing Arts Center on Rowan College of
South Jersey’s Cumberland campus on Wednesday, Oct. 16, to discuss his debut
novel with students, faculty, staff and community residents.
One of the
highlights of the One Book, One College program is an on-campus visit by the
featured author. Now in its 16th year, the college’s successful One Book, One
College program was designed to connect the campus and the community to promote
reading for pleasure, critical thinking, global awareness and multicultural
understanding. Each years’ selections have proven popular with area book clubs
“Ginny Moon” was a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers selection,
and named one of the 20 Best Books of 2017 by Amazon. To
date, “Ginny Moon” has been published in 18 countries.
In this endearing
novel, Ludwig tells the story of a journey, about being an outsider trying to
find a place to belong, and about making sense of a world that just doesn’t
seem to add up. The book was inspired partly by Ludwig’s own experience of
adopting a teenager with autism.
A lifelong teacher
of English and writing, Ludwig lives in New Hampshire with his family. He holds
a master’s degree in English education and a MFA in creative writing. Currently
he writes full-time, and serves as a mentor for the AWP mentorship program,
Writer to Writer.