Creighton University Assistant Professor of Creative Writing Dave Mullins’s debut book Greetings from Below, winner of the 2009 Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction, was published in January by Sarabande Books.
The book is a collection of short stories that follows a character named Nick Danze. In the opening story, “Arboretum,” 14-year-old Nick begins his long journey to adulthood in Las Vegas. The subsequent stories illustrate Nick’s complications with morality, sexuality, alienation, and shame as he weaves his way through young adulthood.
Two stories from Greetings from Below have been published in other literary works. "Crash Site on a Desert Mountain" was published in the anthology Just to Watch Him Die: Stories of Johnny Cash's Reno. “Arboretum” was published in the Fall 2010 issue of Ecotone, a semiannual journal of literary works. “Arboretum” has also been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, a literary award that honors the best poetry, short fiction and essays published in small presses during a given year.
Mullins will be doing multiple readings throughout Omaha, including a reading at 7 p.m. on Feb.15, at Creighton's V.J. and Angela Skutt Student Center, room 105.
Greetings from Below can be purchased on Amazon.com.