Amina Gautier, PhD, is Associate Professor of English at the University of Miami. Gautier is a native of Brooklyn, New York, and a graduate of Stanford University and the University of Pennsylvania. She is the author of three award-winning short story collections: "At-Risk", "Now We Will Be Happy" and "The Loss of All Lost Things". She has been the recipient of fellowships from the American Antiquarian Society, Breadloaf Writer's Conference, The Château de Lavigny, Dora Maar/Brown Foundation, Disquiet International, Hawthornden Castle, the MacDowell Colony, the Ragdale Foundation, Sewanee Writer’s Conference, Ucross Foundation, VCCA, Vermont Studio Center, and the Woodrow Wilson Foundation. More info: www.aminagautier.wordpress.com
Even Bearing Gifts
Amina Gautier will work on a full-length fiction manuscript which will reinterpret and reconfigure the Aeneid's key concepts of displacement, fate, hospitality (xenia), and piety (pietās), for a contemporary urban landscape.