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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Feb. 9, 2011

Visiting Writer's Series continues with fiction writer Amina Gautier

MARYVILLE, Mo. - Fiction writer Amina Gautier will visit Northwest Missouri State University and read from her collection of short stories, "At Risk," at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, in the J.W. Jones Student Union Ballroom.

The reading, part of the Visiting Writer's Series sponsored by the Department of English, is free and open to the public.

Gautier, who is best known for "At Risk," won the 2010 Flannery O'Connor Award. She is currently working on a monograph titled "Wielding the Stronger: Charles W. Chesnutt and the Politics of Gender."

Gautier's background as a scholar of 19th Century American literature and African American literature combines with her training as a fiction writer. More than 50 of her short stories have been published or are forthcoming in "Antioch Review," "Callaloo," "Iowa Review," "The Kenyon Review," "North American Review," "Pleiades," "Southern Review," Southwest Review" and "Storyquarterly," among others.

Her work has been anthologized in "Best African American Fiction," "Notre Dame Review: The First Ten Years," "New Stories From the South: The Year's Best, 2008, "The Sincerest Form of Flattery: Writers on Forerunners in Fiction" and "Voices."

She teaches at St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia, Penn.

For more information, contact Richard Sonnenmoser, assistant professor of English, at  

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
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