Jamie wakes in a bed that is not her own. It is Mikhail’s bed and Mikhail’s cramped apartment and tonight is the first night…Read More
Amina Gautier is the author of three 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 International Latino Book Award, the Florida Authors and Publishers Association President's Book Award, a National Silver Medal IPPY Award and was a Finalist for the William Saroyan Prize. Her newest collection The Loss of All Lost Things was awarded the Elixir Prize in Fiction, The Chicago Public Library Foundation's 21st Century Award, the Royal Palm Literary Award, the Florida Authors and Publishers Association President's Book Award, was a Finalist for the Paterson Prize, and is a Finalist for an IndieFab Award. Ninety-five of Gautier’s stories have been published, appearing in Agni, Best African American Fiction, Callaloo, Glimmer Train, Iowa Review, Kenyon Review, New Stories from the South, Prairie Schooner, Southern Review, and StoryQuarterly among other places. Her fiction has been supported with fellowships, residencies, and scholarships from the Breadloaf Writer’s Conference, Callaloo, The Camargo Foundatio, the Château de Lavigny, Dora Maar, Disquiet International, Hawthornden International Retreat for Writers; Hurston/Wright Foundation, Kimbilio, MacDowell Colony, the Ragdale Foundation, Sewanee Writer’s Conference, Ucross Foundation, and Vermont Studio Center.