Jerry Bumpus

Jerry Bumpus, born in 1937 in Mt. Vernon, Illinois, is a professor of English at San Diego State University. He holds a B.A. in English from the University of Missouri, and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the Writers' Workshop of the University of Iowa. He has published two novels, Anaconda and The Happy Convent, and four collections of short stories: Things in Place, Special Offer, Heroes and Villians, and Dawn of the Flying Pigs.