October 27, 2016 | 4pm – 5:30pm
Danforth University Center Room 276
Amina Gautier, PhD., is the author of three award-winning 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 the Finalist for the William Saroyan International Prize. The Loss of All Lost Things was awarded the Elixir Press Award in Fiction, the Florida Authors and Publishers Association President’s Book Award, and the Chicago Public Library’s 21st Century Award. A graduate of Stanford University and the University of Pennsylvania, Gautier is a former Washington University Postdoctoral Fellow in African and African American Studies, and is currently Associate Professor of English at the University of Miami.