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. Selected as one of the Top Seven Novels of 2018 by The Economist, and named a Book of the Year in the San Francisco Chronicle, Bloomberg, LitHub, and Times Literary Supplement, Fire Sermon is a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers title, an Indie Next Pick, and a New York Times Editors' Choice. The novel 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. She holds an MA in English from the College of William and Mary, and an MFA in Fiction from the Bennington College Writing Seminars. A Visiting Professor in the Sewanee School of Letters MFA program, she lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee.