Steve Gronert Ellerhoff

The Author

Steve Gronert Ellerhoff holds a PhD in English from Trinity College Dublin (2014) and is a graduate of the Creative Writing MA at Lancaster University in England (2003). He has held jobs as a popcorn concessionist, a janitor, a projectionist, a file clerk, an assistant manager, a research assistant, a teaching assistant, a legal assistant, an adjunct professor, and once upon a time, for five years and a day, he worked his way up to Director of Wind-Up Toys at Finnegan's Toys & Gifts in downtown Portland, Oregon. Tin robots, flipping kangaroos, and chattering teeth eventually gave way to mythology, the short story, and scholarly pursuit. He spent four years studying literary criticism and depth psychology in Ireland, living at the lip of the Irish Sea in Bray.

In 2016, Routledge published his PhD thesis for their Analytical Psychology and Jungian Studies series, titled Post-Jungian Psychology and the Short Stories of Ray Bradbury and Kurt Vonnegut: Golden Apples of the Monkey House. With Philip Coleman of Trinity College Dublin, he also co-edited George Saunders: Critical Essays for Palgrave Macmillan (2017), the first book-length work of criticism on the author's work. Another book, Mole, for the Animal Series published by Reaktion Books in the UK, is in the works. Not only a scholar but also a writer of fiction, he often collaborates with English artist Kevin Storrar. Their combined literary and artistic efforts include the novel Time’s Laughingstocks (2013), Tales from the Internet, a story collection (2015), and Skinned in the Willows, a wicked true crime story set in the world of fuzzy animal stories. Another novel, The Hedgehog’s Dilemma, is forthcoming.