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Amina Gautier

Author's Bio

Dr. Amina Gautier is the author of three award-winning short story collections: At-Risk, Now We Will Be Happy and the The Loss of All Lost Things. At-Risk was awarded the Flannery O’Connor Award, The First Horizon Award, and the Eric Hoffer Legacy Fiction Award. Now We Will Be Happy was awarded the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Fiction, the Florida Authors and Publishers Association President's Book Award and a USA Best Book Award. The Loss of All Lost Things was awarded the Elixir Press Award in Fiction. Her stories have been honored with the Crazyhorse Fiction Prize, the Danahy Prize, the Jack Dyer Prize, the Lamar York Prize, the Schlafly Microfiction Award, and the William Richey Award as well as fellowships from the American Antiquarian Society, Breadloaf Writer's Conference, Hawthornden, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center, MacDowell Colony, Prairie Center of the Arts, Sewanee Writer’s Conference, Ucross Foundation, Vermont Studio Center, and Writers in the Heartland, as well as artist grants from the Illinois Arts Council and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. Eighty-five of her short stories have been published, appearing in Antioch Review, Callaloo, Crazyhorse, Glimmer Train Stories, Iowa Review, Kenyon Review, North American Review, Notre Dame Review, and Southern Review among other places. She currently teaches in the MFA program at the University of Miami.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
The Loss of All Lost Things (Elixir Press, 2016), Now We Will Be Happy (University of Nebraska Press, 2014), At-Risk (The University of Georgia Press, 2011)
Journals:
Crazyhorse, Glimmer Train Stories, Iowa Review, Kenyon Review, Notre Dame Review, Southern Review, The Chattahoochee Review
Prizes:
Prairie Schooner Book Prize, 2013 Lamar York Prize in Fiction, 2013 Crazyhorse Prize in Fiction, 2012 Flannery O'Connor Award, 2010 Danahy Fiction Prize, 2009 River Styx Microfiction Prize, 2009

Personal Favorites

Favorite Books:
A Lesson Before Dying Montana, 1948 The Remains of the Day Not Without Laughter O Pioneers! Drown Interpreter of Maladies The Coast of Chicago Their Eyes Were Watching God The House Behind the Cedars
Favorite Authors:
James Baldwin, Toni Cade Bambara, Charles Chesnutt, Stuart Dybek, Ernest Gaines, Jamaica Kincaid, Jhumpa Lahiri, Nella Larsen, Edith Wharton

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Listing last updated: April 28, 2016

More Information

Listed as:
Fiction Writer
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
African American
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
New York, NY
Raised in:
New York, NY
Agent:
Eleanor Jackson

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