Jamie Quatro's debut novel, Fire Sermon, published in early 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, as well as a lead title for January in ELLE Magazine and O, The Oprah Magazine. In the U.K., the novel has been named a W.H. Smith 2018 Fresh Talent title and a Foyles Five pick. Fire Sermon is forthcoming in translation in The Netherlands, Spain, Italy, and Poland.
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.
Quatro’s fiction, poetry, and essays have appeared in Tin House, Ploughshares, McSweeney’s, VICE, 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 2017 Pushcart Prize Anthology . A Contributing Editor at Oxford American, Quatro teaches in the MFA program at Sewanee, The University of the South, and lives with her husband and four children in Lookout Mountain, Georgia.