blackbirdan online journal of literature and the artsFall 2017  Vol. 16 No. 2
Amina Gautier

Amina Gautier’s most recent collection of short stories, The Loss of All Lost Things (Elixir Press, 2016), won the Elixir Press 2014 Fiction Award. She has also written Now We Will Be Happy (University of Nebraska Press, 2014), winner of the Prairie Schooner Book Prize, and At-Risk (University of Georgia Press, 2011), winner of the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction. Her short fiction has appeared in Glimmer Train, Oxford American, Quarterly West, The Southern Review, and elsewhere. Gautier is a recipient of the Phillis Wheatley Award (2017), the International Latino Book Award (2016), the Florida Authors and Publishers Association President’s Book Award (2015 and 2016), the Royal Palm Literary Award (2016), and the Chicago Public Library’s 21st Century Award (2016). She is an assistant professor at the University of Miami, and is a staff member for the Sewanee Writers Conference.  end