Creighton University English Professor David Mullins was recently awarded the the Silver Pen Award in recognition of his writing career in and about Nevada.
The award was established in 1996 by Friends of the University of Nevada, Reno Library as part of the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame's effort to recognize writers who are in mid-career and have shown substantial achievement.
Nominees must have a strong Nevada connection and have received critical recognition from colleagues and other writers. The organizers hope that the recipients will eventually be inducted into the Nevada Writers Hall of Fame.
Mullins will be formally recognized at an awards ceremony November 17 in Reno, where he will read an excerpt from Greetings from Below, his collection of short stories which won the 2009 Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction.
Mullins is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop. His work has appeared in The Yale Review, The Massachusetts Review, New England Review, Cimarron Review, Fiction, Ecotone, Folio, and Gulf Coast. He has been nominated three times for a Pushcart Prize and has received awards from Yaddo and the Sewanee Writers' Conference.