Mark Brazaitis (Guatemala 1990-93) latest short-story collection, The Incurables, has just won the 2012 Richard Sullivan Prize. The collection will be published by the University of Notre Dame Press in winter/spring 2012-2013. The award also  includes a reading at the University of Notre Dame in the spring of 2013.

In the judges’ words: “The competition was a difficult one-every entrant had published at least one previous collection, and nearly every entrant had won previous competitions-but Mark’s collection was a standout.”

Mark’s stories in the collection have appeared in Ploughshares (The Incurables was recognized as “distinguished” in the Best American Short Stories 2009 volume). Other stories were published by The Sun, Post Road, Confrontation, Cimarron Review, and the Notre Dame Review.

Congratulations, Mark!