Jamie Quatro’s debut collection, I Want To Show You More (Grove Press), was a New York Times Notable Book, NPR Best Book of 2013, Indie Next pick, O, The Oprah Magazine summer reading pick, and New York Times Editors’ Choice. The collection was named a Top Ten Book of 2013 by Dwight Garner in the New York Times, a Favorite Book of 2013 by James Wood in The New Yorker, and 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.
Her debut novel, Fire Sermon, is forthcoming in January 2018 with Grove Press (U.S.), Picador (U.K.), Anansi International (Canada), Atlas Contact (Netherlands), and Minimum Fax (Italy).
Quatro’s fiction, poetry, and essays have appeared in Tin House, Bomb, Ploughshares, McSweeney’s, Ecotone, The New York Times Book Review, The Kenyon Review, and elsewhere. Her stories are anthologized in the O. Henry Prize Stories 2013, Ann Charters’s The Story And Its Writer, and in the 2016 Norton Mix. She holds graduate degrees from the College of William and Mary (M.A., English) and the Bennington College Writing Seminars (M.F.A, Fiction), and is currently a Contributing Editor at the Oxford American magazine. In 2017 she will be a visiting professor at Sewanee, The University of the South. Quatro lives with her husband and four children in Lookout Mountain, Georgia.