Amina Cain


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February 17, 1972

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Amina Memory Cain is the author of the novel Indelicacy, a New York Times Editors’ Choice and staff pick at the Paris Review, published in February 2020 by Farrar, Straus & Giroux, and two collections of short fiction, Creature, out with Dorothy, a publishing project, and I Go To Some Hollow, with Les Figues Press. Her writing has appeared in Granta, The Paris Review Daily, n+1, BOMB, Full Stop, the Believer Logger, and other places.

She has also co-curated literary events, such as When Does It or You Begin?, a month long festival of writing, performance, and video at Links Hall in Chicago, Both Sides and The Center, a summer festival of readings and performances enacting various levels of proximity, intimacy, and distance at the MAK Center/
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Indelicacy

3.54 avg rating — 2,042 ratings — published 2020 — 16 editions
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Creature

3.96 avg rating — 327 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
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I Go To Some Hollow

4.55 avg rating — 101 ratings — published 2009
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Hunger

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Wreckage of Reason: An Anth...

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“Still in the process of becoming, the soul makes room.”
Amina Cain, Indelicacy

“I wanted to sit quietly in front of the window as the cat did. I wanted to show my excitement like the dog.”
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“Yes, you're changing. But the best parts of you are still here.”
Amina Cain, Indelicacy

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