Creighton Visiting Professor Wins McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction
Creighton University visiting assistant professor David Mullins was awarded the 2009 Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction, for his short story collection, “True Love Versus the Cigar Store Indian.” Sarbande Books, which sponsors the annual competition, will publish Mullins’ book later this year.
Mullins grew up in Las Vegas, Nev., and is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop. His stories have appeared or are forthcoming in The Yale Review, The Massachusetts Review, New England Review, Cimarron Review and North Dakota Quarterly and have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
He has held the Dorothy and Granville Hicks Residency in Literature at Yaddo, an artists' community in Saratoga Springs, New York. Mullins won third prize in the Playboy College Fiction Contest, and has been a finalist for the Indiana Review Fiction Prize. He lives in Omaha, Neb., with his wife and two children.
The award is named after American author Mary McCarthy. McCarthy is most well-known for her novel, “The Group” (1963), a sharply-pointed satire of upper-class New England society which follows the post-college lives of eight 1933 Vassar graduates.