Newnan Campus - University of West Georgia
Tuesday, March 15, 2022 06:00 PM - 07:15 PM
Winner of the 2022 Blackwell Prize in writing, Amina Gautier, will read from her short story collection, The Loss of All Lost Things.
From The New York Times:
"Manifestations of loss oscillate between the harrowing and the menial in Gautier's haunting third collection. Her sharp, steely stories underscore, often absorbingly, the collisions of race and class, and the emotional trade-offs of attainment."
The first African American woman to win the prestigious Pen/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story, Gautier currently splits her time between Chicago and Miami.
More about Gautier: Amina Gautier 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; Now We Will Be Happy was awarded the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Fiction; The Loss of All Lost Things was awarded the Elixir Press Award in Fiction. More than one hundred and twenty-five of her stories have been published, appearing in Agni, Boston Review, Callaloo, Cincinnati Review, Glimmer Train, Greensboro Review, Gulf Coast, Joyland, Kenyon Review, Latino Book Review, Mississippi Review, New Flash Fiction Review, Quarterly West, Southern Review, and Triquarterly among other places. She is the recipient of the Eric Hoffer Legacy Fiction Award, the Phillis Wheatley Book Award in Fiction, the International Latino Book Award, and the Chicago Public Library Foundation's 21st Century Award. For her body of work, she has received the PEN/MALAMUD Award for Excellence in the Short Story.