Fiction. Amina Gautier's THE LOSS OF ALL LOST THINGS won the Elixir Press 2014 Fiction Award. It is a short story collection that illuminates the beauty that can be found in inconsolable loss. Gautier leads us through terrible reality but leaves us with the promise of hope and redemption. Contest judge, Phong Nguyen had this to say about it: "Literary fiction that grips us and won't let us go is notoriously rare. To offer us complex emotional experience and riveting narrative momentum, and then to leave the reader in contemplation of its sophisticated themes and subtle weave of objective correlatives… that is the stuff of literary greatness, of art that demands to be read in conversation with the canon….Gautier's stories have you by the throat, and they surprise you with their mercy."
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Amina Gautier teaches in the Department of English at the University of Miami. She is a winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction for her debut story collection At-Risk and a winner of the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Fiction for her sophomore collection Now We Will Be Happy. Her work has appeared in numerous literary journals, including Agni, Callaloo, Glimmer Train, Iowa Review, Kenyon Review, Prairie Schooner, Southern Review, and StoryQuarterly.Author City: MIAMI, FL USA