Michael Poore's work has appeared in the Southern Review, the Carolina Quarterly, Hayden's Ferry Review, Fiction, StoryQuarterly, and Glimmer Train and has been nominated for a 2011 Pushcart Prize. His 2009 story "Blood Dauber," written with Nebula Award nominee Ted Kosmatka, appeared in Asimov's and has been nominated for the prestigious Sturgeon Award. It also won the Reader's Choice Award and was selected for inclusion in the 2010 Year's Best Science Fiction anthology. Up Jumps the Devil is his first novel.
"Part fable, part warped historical travelogue, Up Jumps the
Devil is an inscrutably charming debut novel that poses the
question: What if Satan wasn't that bad a guy? I don't know
where Michael Poore came from, but I sure am glad he's
here."--Patrick deWitt, New York Times bestselling author of
The Sisters Brothers
"The sustained comedy in this hilarious novel is equaled only by its heart, and the myriad ways there are for it to break. I love this book. Michael Poore writes like an angel."--Daniel Wallace, author of Big Fish