Amina Gautier

Fiction Writer

West Palm Beach, FL
Florida US

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,an International Latino Book Award, a Silver IPPY Award, a Royal Palm Award, a USA Best Book Award, was a Finalist for the William Saroyan International Prize and Long-listed for the Chatauqua Prize. The Loss of All Lost Things was awarded the Elixir Press Award in Fiction, the Chicago Public Library's 21st Century Award, a Silver IPPY Award, two Florida Authors and Publishers Association President's Book Award, a Royal Palm Award, was a Finalist for the John Gardner Award in Fiction, Paterson Prize, two IndieFab Awards, the International Latino Book Award and the Phillis Wheatley Book Award and has been nominated for a Hurston/Wright Legacy 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, the Camargo Foundation, Chateau de Lavigny, The Dora Maar House, Hawthornden Castle, 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. Ninety-five of her short stories have been published, appearing in Antioch Review, Blackbird, Callaloo, Crazyhorse, Glimmer Train Stories, Iowa Review, Kenyon Review, North American Review, Notre Dame Review, Oxford American and Southern Review among other places.

Publications & Prizes

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)
Glimmer Train Stories
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Kenyon Review
Notre Dame Review
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The Chattahoochee Review
Prizes won: 

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

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African American, Puerto Rican
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New York
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New York, NY
New York
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Last update: Jul 06, 2017