Steffan Hruby is from Minneapolis, Minnesota. His essays and fiction have appeared in The Antioch Review, Southwest Review, Massachusetts Review and Boulevard. He received a Notable Essay citation in Best American Essays 2015. In the Summer 2017 volume of Pleiades, he has a book review of Knockout. Hruby is currently the co-nonfiction editor at The Journal and was an editor at the Water-Stone Review. In addition to teaching classes at Ohio State, he taught at the City of Lakes Waldorf School for four years and at the English Learning Center in Minneapolis for three years.