Elias Keller grew up in Bucks County, PA and earned degrees in Anthropology and Urban Studies from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. In addition to his journalistic work in Philadelphia and San Diego, his stories have appeared in Crack the Spine, Literary Orphans, Every Day Fiction, APIARY, Slush Pile, Forge, Pindeldyboz, The Bucks County Writer, The Legendary, and other venues. Keller’s nonfiction has been published by The Philadelphia Independent, Wise Ink, Ethics & Medicine, Jewish Quarterly, and others. His novel, Strange Case of Mr. Bodkin and Father Whitechapel (2012), a reinvention of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, was named an “Indie Groundbreaking Book” by Independent Publisher and was a selection of the London Book Festival (2012). He has studied creative writing with Kathryn Watterson at the University of Pennsylvania and with James Nolan in New Orleans.
Elias Keller taught Creative Writing courses at the New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts.