LIVE 11/27/17 5PM EASTERN: I can’t wait to talk with award-winning writer Amina Gautier about her latest book of stories that has been scooping up a ton of prizes. This will be Amina’s second visit to the podcast and she is always inspiring. Don’t miss it! -Heidi Durrow
Amina Gautier, Ph.D., is the author of three short story collections: At-Risk, Now We Will Be Happy and 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 International Prize. The Loss of All Lost Things was awarded the Elixir Press Award in Fiction, the Phillis Wheatley Award, the Royal Palm Literary Award, the Chicago Public Library’s 21st Century Award, the International Latino Book Award, a National Silver Medal IPPY Award, and was also shortlisted for the SFC Literary Prize, and was a Finalist for the Hurston/Wright Award. More than ninety-five of her stories have been published, appearing in African American Review, Agni, Callaloo, Glimmer Train, Iowa Review, Oxford American, Prairie Schooner, Southern Review, and Quarterly West. Gautier has won the Crazyhorse Prize, 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 Breadloaf Writer’s 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 Writer’s Conference, Ucross Foundation, VCCA, and Vermont Studio Center.