Fall Distinguishing Visiting Writer: Amina Gautier
- Current Adult & Professional Studies Students
- Current Graduate Students
- Current Undergraduate Students
Faculty, students and friends of Widener are invited to attend a reading by author Amina Gautier.
Amina Gautier is Associate Professor of English at the University of Miami. She earned her PhD in English Literature from the University of Pennsylvania, specializing in nineteenth century American literature and African American literature. Gautier is the author of three short story collections At-Risk, Now We Will Be Happy, and The Loss of All Lost Things. She has been the recipient of grants and fellowships from the American Antiquarian Society, the Brown Foundation, the Camargo Foundation, the Chateau de Lavigny, the MacDowell Colony, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and the Social Science Research Council.
Her fiction has won the Blackwell Prize, the Chicago Public Library’s 21st Century Award, the Flannery O’Connor Award, the International Latino Book Award, the Phillis Wheatley Award, and the Pen/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story. More than one hundred and fifteen of her stories have been published, appearing in Agni, Blackbird, Boston Review, Callaloo, Glimmer Train, Hypertext, Kenyon Review, Latino Book Review, Mississippi Review, Prairie Schooner, Quarterly West, and Southern Review among other places. Her critical essays and reviews appear in African American Review, Critical Insights: Essays on Frederick Douglass, Daedalus, Journal of American History, Libraries and Culture, Nineteenth Century Contexts, and Whitman Noir: Essays on Black America and the Good Grey Poet.