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Amina Gautier wins PEN/MALAMUD Award!



Disquiet alum (’15) and guest (’17) has won the prestigious PEN/MALAMUD Award!

A little about Amina from the press release:

Amina Gautier is a prolific award-winning writer of short fiction. In myriad stories that captivate readers and critics alike, she complicates and illuminates the intersection of self and place, with characters who navigate the pitfalls and pleasures of claiming a complex identity in a world that at times seems to insist on simple answers. As Dolen Perkins-Valdez, a member of the PEN/Malamud selection committee, wrote, “Amina Gautier’s unwavering commitment to the short story reveals a writer in full control. And the form is the perfect vehicle for her intellect. Like a scientist who takes apart the human body and puts it back together again to understand how it works, Gautier is unafraid to examine heartbreak, but equally comfortable capturing triumph. Her stories, sweeping and elegant, sophisticated and daring, call the mind and heart to attention.”

CONGRATULATIONS, Amina!!!

Congratulations 2018 Disquiet Contest Winners and Finalists!!



We are so excited to announce out 2018 Winners and Finalists!!!

 

Grand Prize and Fiction Winner: Samsun Knight

Finalists: Emma Bogdonoff, Casey Walker, Emily Pease, Stacy Skolnik, Anessa Ibrahim

Nonfiction Winner: Mary Birnbaum

Finalists: Sarah Van Arsdale, Sarah Cheshire, Molly Giles, R.D. Thomas

Poetry Winner: Kristina Faust

Finalists: Alycia Pirmohamed, Maghread Medbh, Maggie Millner, Susan Nguyen, Scott Withiam

Luso-American FLAD Fellowship Winners:

Shauna Barbosa

George Makana Clark

Jennifer Jean

Bruna Dantas Lobato

Finalists: Zabe Bent, John Colasacco, Sharon Coleman, Ananda Lima, Kathy Martinez, Carlo Matos, Paula Neves, Fabia Oliveira, Sean Rocha, Analeah Rosen

 

Congratulations to all, and we can’t wait to see you in July!

When Rap Spoke Straight To God



Disquiet Faculty and Guest Writer at the Disquiet Residency in the Azores, Erica Dawson, has her book-length poem coming out from Tin House this fall!

Portugal #1 Friendliest Nation



According to Forbes Portugal comes in at #1:

  • Friendly attitude towards expats: 94%
  • Ease of making local friends: 58%
  • Expats likely to stay forever: 47%