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Winner of the Chicago Public Library's 21st Century Award.
Winner of the International Latino Book Award in Fiction
Winner of the Phillis Wheatley Book Award in Fiction
Winner of a Silver IPPY Award
Winner of a Royal Palm Literary Award
Winner of the Florida Authors and Publisher's Association President's Book Award
Finalist for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award in Fiction
Finalist for the John Gardner Award in Fiction
Finalist for the Paterson Prize in Fiction
Finalist for an IndieFab Award in Short Stories
Finalist for an IndieFab Award in Literary Fiction
Shortlisted for the William Saroyan International PrizeShortlisted for the SFC Literary Prize
One of Bookriot's100 Must Read Short Story Collections
Newcity's Lit50 List: Who Really Books inChicago
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.