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Amina Gautier at Creighton

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Amina Gautier is the author of four award-winning short story collections: At-Risk, Now We Will Be Happy, The Loss of All Lost Things, and The Best That You Can Do. More than one hundred of her stories have been published, appearing in AGNI, American Short Fiction, Boston Review, Kenyon Review, Latino Book Review, Los Angeles Review, Southern Review, and TriQuarterly among other places.

She is the recipient of the Blackwell Prize, the Chicago Public Library Foundation’s 21st Century Award, the International Latino Book Award, the Mellon-Flamboyan Foundation Letras Boricuas Fellowship, and the PEN/MALAMUD Award for Excellence in the Short Story. Notably, Gautier was the first Black woman author to win the PEN/Malamud Award. Other winners include luminaries Edwidge Danticat, Jhumpa Lahiri, George Saunders, Saul Bellow, and John Updike.

In stories that captivate readers and critics alike, Dr. Gautier complicates and illuminates the intersection of self and place, with characters who navigate the pitfalls and pleasures of claiming a complex identity in a world that insists on simple answers. Dr. Gautier often explores her Afro- Puerto-Rican heritage on the page.

Free and open to the public

Date and Time

Wednesday, March 27 2024 – 7:00 to 8:00PM
Add to Calendar 20240327T190000Z 20240327T200000Z America/Chicago Amina Gautier at Creighton <p>Amina Gautier is the author of four award-winning short story collections: <em>At-Risk, Now We Will Be Happy, The Loss of All Lost Things</em>, and <em>The Best That You Can Do</em>. More than one hundred of her stories have been published, appearing in <em>AGNI, American Short Fiction, Boston Review, Kenyon Review, Latino Book Review, Los Angeles Review, Southern Review</em>, and<em> TriQuarterly</em> among other places.</p> <p>She is the recipient of the Blackwell Prize, the Chicago Public Library Foundation’s 21st Century Award, the International Latino Book Award, the Mellon-Flamboyan Foundation Letras Boricuas Fellowship, and the PEN/MALAMUD Award for Excellence in the Short Story. Notably, Gautier was the first Black woman author to win the PEN/Malamud Award. Other winners include luminaries Edwidge Danticat, Jhumpa Lahiri, George Saunders, Saul Bellow, and John Updike.</p> <p>In stories that captivate readers and critics alike, Dr. Gautier complicates and illuminates the intersection of self and place, with characters who navigate the pitfalls and pleasures of claiming a complex identity in a world that insists on simple answers. Dr. Gautier often explores her Afro- Puerto-Rican heritage on the page.</p> <p>Free and open to the public</p> Mutual of Omaha Ballroom, Skutt Student Center 2500 California Plz Omaha, Nebraska 68178-0133

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Mutual of Omaha Ballroom, Skutt Student Center
2500 California Plz
Omaha, Nebraska 68178-0133
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