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Amina Gautier, Ph.D. is the author of three award-winning short story collections: The Loss of All Lost Things, which won the Elixir Press Award in Fiction, Now We Will Be Happy, which won the Prairie Schooner Book Prize, the USA Best Book Award in African American Fiction a Florida Authors and Publishers Association Award Gold Medal in Short Fiction, and was Long-listed for The Chautauqua Prize in Fiction, and At-Risk, which won the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction, and received an Eric Hoffer Legacy Award and a First Horizon Award. Gautier has published a record number of short stories. More than eighty-five of her short stories have been published and her fiction appears in African American ReviewAfrican Voices, Agni, Antioch Review, B&A: New Fiction, Cicada, Chattahoochee Review, Colorado Review, Crab Orchard Review, Crazyhorse, Glimmer Train, Iconoclast, Iowa Review, Kenyon Review, Nimrod, North American Review, Notre Dame Review, Opium.com, Pindeldyboz, Pleiades, Prairie Schooner, Quarter After Eight, Red Rock Review, River Styx, Salt Hill, Shenandoah, Southeast Review, Southern Review, Southwest Review, Storyquarterly, Studio Magazine, Sycamore Review, Timber Creek Review, Today’s Black Woman, Torch, and Yemassee among other places. Gautier’s work has been extensively reprinted, appearing in All About Skin! Women Writers of Color, Best African American Fiction 2009, Best African American Fiction 2010, Discoveries: New Writing from The Iowa Review, New Stories from the South: The Year’s Best, 2008, The Notre Dame Review: The First Ten Years, The Sincerest Form of Flattery: Contemporary Women Writers on Forerunners in Fiction, 25 Provocative Women Writers and Voices. 

Gautier has been the recipient of 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. She has also received grants from the Illinois Arts Council and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. Her fiction has been supported with fellowships and scholarships from American Antiquarian Society, The Besty Hotel, Breadloaf Writer’s ConferenceCallaloo Writer’s Workshop; Hawthornden International Retreat for Writers; Hurston/Wright Foundation Writer’s WorkshopKimbilioKimmel Harding Nelson CenterKey West Literary SeminarsMacDowell ColonyPrairie Center of the Arts; Ragdale Foundation, Sewanee Writer’s ConferenceUcross FoundationVermont Studio Center and Writers in the Heartland.


• “A Brief Pause,” The Antioch Review, Winter 2010, Vol. 68, No. 1
• “Preferences,” Pindeldyboz
• “Intersections,” Notre Dame Review, Summer/Fall 2009, No. 28
• “Size-Order,” The Southern Review, Summer 2009, Vol. 45, No. 3
• “Minnow,” River Styx, Spring 2009, Vol. 79
• “What’s Best for You” Pleiades, Summer 2009, Vol 29, Issue 2
• “Brooklyn Bridge,” Sycamore Review, Summer/Fall 2008 Vol. 20, Issue 2
—Reprinted in Tartts Four: Incisive Fiction from Emerging Writers
• “Grand Opening,” Southeast Review, Spring 2008 Vol. 27 No. 1
• “Navigator of Culture,” Crab Orchard Review, Summer/Fall 2008 Vol. 13, No. 2
• “Been Meaning to Say,” Southwest Review, 2008, Vol. 93 No. 2
• “All Alone in the World,” Opiummagazine.org
• “The Best That You Can Do,” Quarter After Eight 2007, Vol. 14
• “Girl of Wisdom,” The Kenyon Review, Summer 2007, Vol. XXIX
• “The Ease of Living,” Colorado Review, Spring 2007, Vol. XXXIV
—Reprinted in New Stories from the South: The Year’s Best, 2008
• “Pan is Dead,” The Chattahoochee Review, Fall 2006, Vol. 27
• “Everything in Its Place,” The Potomac Review, Fall 2006, Vol. 41
• “The Last Hurricane,” Nimrod, Spring/Summer 2006, Vol. 49, No. 2
• “Dance for Me,” Southwest Review, 2006, Vol. 92 No. 2
—Reprinted in Best African American Fiction
• “How to Make Flan,” Crab Orchard Review, Winter/Spring 2006 Vol.11.
—Reprinted in Voices
• “Held,” Red Rock Review, Winter 2006, issue 18
• “Afternoon Tea,” The Notre Dame Review, Summer 2005, No. 20
—Reprinted in The First 10 Years of Notre Dame Review
• “Nightingales,” Cicada, March/April 2005, Vol. 7 No. 4
• “Cicero Waiting,” North American Review, September-October 2005, Vol. 290
• “Housegirl,” Storyquarterly, 2004, Vol. 40
• “Remembering,” Salt Hill, Summer 2004, Vol. 16
• “Make Me Over,” Yemassee, Spring 2004, Vol. XI, No. 2
• “What Matters Most,” Shenandoah, Spring/Summer 2004, Vol. 54, No.1
Reprinted in The Sincerest Form of Flattery: Contemporary Women Writers on Forerunners in Fiction
• “Yearn,” African American Review, Spring 2004, Vol. 38
• “Boogiemen,” The Notre Dame Review, Winter 2003, No. 15
• “A Recipe for Curry,” New Century Voices 2003, Vol. IV
• “The Night of 1863,” New Century Voices 2003, Vol. IV
• “On Fridays,” Callaloo, Summer, 2002, Vol. 25 No. 3
• “Lesson in Blues,” Yemassee, Winter/Spring 2002, Vol. IX
• “The Real Thing,” Cicada, November/December 2002
• “Palabras,” Crab Orchard Review, Spring/Summer 2001,Vol. 6
• “Thelma and Louise,” African Voices, Summer 2001, Vol. No. 8
• “Mrs. McAllister,” African Voices, Spring 2001, Vol. No 8
• “Doing It,” B&A: New Fiction, Spring 2001, Issue No. 41