blackbirdan online journal of literature and the artsSpring 2017  Vol. 16 No. 1
Amina Gautier

Amina Gautier is the author of three short story collections: The Loss of All Lost Things (Elixir Press, 2016), which won the 2014 Elixir Press Fiction Award; Now We Will Be Happy (University of Nebraska Press, 2014), which won the 2013 Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Fiction; and At-Risk (University of Georgia Press, 2012), which won the 2011 Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction. Her short fiction appears in Agni, Glimmer Train, The Kenyon Review, and Prairie Schooner, among others. A recipient of the 2016 International Latino Book Award, the 2016 Florida Authors and Publishers Association President's Book Award, the 2016 Royal Palm Literary Award, and the 2016 Chicago Public Library’s 21st Century Award, she has taught at Washington University in St. Louis, DePaul University, and the University of Miami. She is a staff member for the Sewanee Writers’ Conference.  end

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