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Amina Gautier

Amina Gautier, winner of the 2018 PEN/Malamud Award for the short story, is the author of three story collections: The Loss of All Lost Things (Elixir Press, 2016), Now We Will Be Happy (University of Nebraska Press, 2014), and At-Risk (University of Georgia Press, 2011). At-Risk was awarded the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction, 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 International Latino Book Award, the Florida Authors and Publishers Association President’s Book Award, and a National Silver Medal IPPY Award; it was also a finalist for the William Saroyan International Prize. The Loss of All Lost Things, whose title story first appeared in AGNI, was awarded the Elixir Press Award in Fiction, the Royal Palm Literary Award, the Chicago Public Library’s 21st Century Award, a National Silver Medal IPPY Award, and the Phillis Wheatley Award and was a finalist for the Hurston/Wright Award, the Paterson Prize, the John Gardner Award, and the IndieFab Award. It was named one of Bookriot’s 100 Must Read Short Story Collections and one of The Root’s 15 New Books by Black Authors to Dive into This Summer. More than ninety-five of her stories have been published in such places as African American Review, AGNI, Callaloo, Glimmer Train, The Iowa Review, Oxford American, Prairie Schooner, The Southern Review, and Quarterly West. Gautier has won the Crazyhorse Prize, the Danahy Fiction Prize, the Jack Dyer Prize, the William Richey Prize, the Schlafly Microfiction Award, and the Lamar York Prize in Fiction and received fellowships, residencies, and scholarships from the American Antiquarian Society, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, The Carmago Foundation, The Château de Lavigny, Dora Maar/Brown Foundation, Disquiet International, Hawthornden, Kimbilio, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center, MacDowell Colony,  the Ragdale Foundation, Sewanee Writers’ Conference, Ucross Foundation, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Vermont Studio Center, and the Woodrow Wilson Foundation. (updated 3/2018)

AGNI has published the following work by Amina Gautier:

The Loss of All Lost Things

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