Amina Gautier

Amina Gautier, who won the 21st Century Award from the Chicago Public Library in 2016, is the author of three short-story collections: The Loss of All Lost Things, which won the Elixir Press Fiction Award and the Phillis Wheatley Book Award; Now We Will Be Happy, which won the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Fiction; and At-Risk, which won the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction.

September 05, 2017

She watched the Kitler closely, but it mostly slept, waking only when she played the Police’s “Message in a Bottle” while making her morning coffee. When Sting got to the part about sending out an SOS, it lifted its furry head, twitched its ears, and stared plaintively, ready to help.