Jamie Quatro‘s debut novel, Fire Sermon, was selected as one of the top seven novels of 2018 by the Economist and named a book of the year by the San Francisco Chronicle, LitHub, Bloomberg, and the Times Literary Supplement. It is a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers book, Indie Next Pick, and New York Times Editors’ Choice.
Quatro’s story collection, I Want To Show You More, was a New York Times Notable Book, an NPR Best Book of 2013, and was chosen as a favorite book of 2013 by James Wood in the New Yorker. The collection was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction, the Townsend Fiction Prize, and the National Book Critics Circle Award John Leonard Prize.
A contributing editor at Oxford American, Quatro’s work has appeared in Ploughshares, the Guardian, the New Yorker, the Paris Review, the New York Review of Books, and elsewhere.
She teaches in the MFA program at the Sewanee School of Letters and lives with her family in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Fire Sermon (2018)
I Want to Show You More (2013)
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Jamie Quatro’s website
“About Parenting, Faith, and Intoxication,” Literary Hub, April 3, 2018
“Fire Sermon Is a Profoundly Strange Meditation on Desire,” the Atlantic, March 2018 issue
An interview with Quatro in Commonweal, January 4, 2018
Video: Quatro reads from Fire Sermon at Politics and Prose