Jamie Quatro’s collection, I Want To Show You More, was a New York Times Notable Book, NPR Best Book of 2013, and New York Times Editors’ Choice. Her debut novel, Fire Sermon, is forthcoming in January 2018.


Jamie Quatro's debut novel, Fire Sermon, published in 2018 with Grove Press in the U.S., Picador in the U.K., and Anansi International in Canada. The novel is an Indie Next pick, a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers pick, and a New York Times Editors' Choice; in the U.K. the novel is a W.H. Smith Fresh Talent title and a Foyles Five Pick. Recently named a 2018 Book of the Year by The Economist and by Eimear McBride in the Times Literary Supplement, Fire Sermon is forthcoming in translation in The Netherlands, Spain, Italy, and Poland.

Quatro's debut 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 Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction, the Georgia Townsend Fiction Prize, and the National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Prize.

A contributing editor at Oxford American, Quatro’s work has appeared in Tin House, Ploughshares, VQR, Kenyon Review, McSweeney’s, and elsewhere. Her stories are anthologized in the O.Henry Prize Stories 2013, The Story and Its Writer, the Norton Anthology Mix, and the 2018 Pushcart Prize Anthology. A Visiting Professor in the Sewanee School of Letters MFA program, she lives with her husband and children in Lookout Mountain, Georgia.