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 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, an NPR Best Book of 2013, and was chosen as a favorite book of 2013 by Dwight Garner in the New York Times and 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.
Quatro holds an MA in English from the College of William and Mary, and an MFA in fiction from the Bennington College Writing Seminars. Her work has appeared in Tin House, Ploughshares, McSweeney's, The Kenyon Review, VQR, Agni, and elsewhere. Her stories are anthologized in The O.Henry Prize Stories 2013, The Story and Its Writer (ed. Ann Charters), and the 2018 Pushcart Prize Anthology. A Contributing Editor at Oxford American, Quatro teaches in the summers-only MFA program at Sewanee, The University of the South, and lives with her husband and four children in Lookout Mountain, Georgia.