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Mark Brazaitis, Winner of the 2012 Richard Sullivan Prize

February 24, 2014 at 4:26 pm

Mark Brazaitis - Julia & Rodrigo“Cuts” by Mark Brazaitis appeared in Volume 25 of the Beloit Fiction Journal. Mark Brazaitis is the author of five books of fiction, including The Incurables, winner of the 2012 Richard Sullivan Prize, a collection of stories about the lives of characters who live in a small Ohio town. He is also the author of a book of poems, The Other Language, winner of the 2008 ABZ Poetry Prize. Mark’s first book The River of Lost Voices: Stories from Guatemala, which won the 1998 Iowa Short Fiction Award, was inspired by the time he spent in Guatemala for the Peace Corps. His latest novel Julia & Rodrigo, won the Gival Press Novel Award. The novel returns to Guatemala and explores the society’s cultural awareness of race, ethnicity, and class while chronicling the romance of two teenagers. He currently directs the Creative Writing Program at West Virginia University.