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DAVID PHILIP MULLINS

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DAVID PHILIP MULLINS is the author of Greetings from Below, a collection of stories. He is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. His work has appeared in The Yale Review, The Massachusetts Review, Fiction, New England Review, Folio, Cimarron Review, Gulf Coast, Ecotone, Post Road, and the anthology Just to Watch Him Die: Stories of Johnny Cash’s Reno. Greetings from Below won both the Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction and the International Walter Scott Prize for Short Stories, and was a finalist for both the Katherine Bakeless Nason Fiction Prize and the Hudson Prize. Mullins’s story “Driving Lessons” won third prize in the Playboy College Fiction Contest, and his story “Arboretum” was a finalist for the Indiana Review Fiction Prize. Both stories, along with his story “First Sight,” were nominated for a Pushcart Prize. “First Sight” was also listed as a “Notable Western Story of the Year” in Best of the West, New Stories from the Wide Side of the Missouri, as was his story “This Life or the Next.” “Arboretum” has been selected for the forthcoming anthology New Stories from the Southwest, Volume II. Mullins has held the Dorothy and Granville Hicks Residency in Literature at Yaddo, and has been the recipient of a Stanley Elkin Scholarship from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference and an Individual Artist Fellowship in Literature from the Nebraska Arts Council. In 2011 he received the Silver Pen Award from the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame. He has taught writing at the University of Iowa and the University of Nebraska, Omaha, and is currently an assistant professor of creative writing at Creighton University.


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