The Lindsay J. Cropper Lecture Series is proud to feature two prestigious writters, David Phillip Mullins and Deniz Perin.
David Phillip Mullins
David Philip Mullins is the author of Greetings from Below, a collection of short 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, and Ecotone. 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 BakelessNason Fiction Prize and the Hudson Prize. Stories in the book have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize; have received special mention in Best of the West, New Stories from the West Side of the Missouri; have been a finalist for the Indian Review Fiction Prize; and have won third prize in the Playboy College Fiction Contest. In 2005 Mullins held the Dorothy and Granville Hicks Residency in Literature at Yaddo, and in 2008 he was the recipient of the Stanley Elkin Scholarship from the Sewanee Writers' Conference. He has taught at the University of Iowa and the University of Nebraska-Omaha, and is currently an assistant professor of creative writing at Creighton University.
Deniz Perin received an MFA in poetry from SDSU in 2007. Her work and translations have appeared in various national and international literary journals, including Poetry International, Atlanta Review, The New Review of Literature, Words Without Borders, Transcript, and many others. She will be a Lannan Foundation fellow in June and July 2011, and is a recipent of the Anna Akhmatova Fellowship for Younger Translators. Her translations of poet Nazim Hikmet’s work are anthologized in the Ecco Anthology of International Poetry and in Tablet & Pen: Literary Landscapes from the Modern Middle East.
Book of the Edge, her translation from the Turkish of Ece Temelkuran’s poetry collection, was released in July 2010 by BOA Editions, as part of the Lannan Translations Selection Series. It has since been listed in the Montserrat Review's Best Books for Summer Reading 2010, as well as in the July/August 2010 issue of Poets & Writers' "Page One: Where New And Noteworthy Books Begin." It was also featured in TimeOut Istanbul’s “ A Literary Year at a Glance” as “one of the very best new releases” of 2010.