Mullins Recipient of Coveted NEA Literature Fellowship


David Mullins, MFA

Mullins Recipient of Coveted NEA Literature Fellowship

David Philip Mullins, MFA, associate professor of creative writing, was one of 37 — out of 1,736 applicants — to earn a 2015 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship. The fellowship is widely regarded as one of the top two or three literary honors in the U.S.

Mullins, who helped establish the University’s MFA program in creative writing, is the author of Greetings from Below, a collection of short stories.

The fellowship carries with it a $25,000 award, which for a writer largely translates as a gift of time, but, as Mullins said, the recognition itself is the true prize and he hopes it serves as a boon for Creighton and the MFA program.

“The honor itself is something great for the program,” Mullins said. “We all try to do whatever we can to put the program on the map, and I hope this is something that helps.”