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Jamie Quatro

Jamie Quatro is best known as the author of the short-story collection I Want to Show You More.  The book won remarkable acclaim: it was a New York Times Notable Book, an NPR Best Book of 2013, an Indie Next pick, and a New York Times Editors’ Choice. The critic James Wood, notoriously hard to please, named it a Favorite Book of the Year in The New Yorker and said this about it: “Passionate, sensuous, savagely intense, and remarkable, [Quatro’s work] moves between carnality and spirit like some . . . modernized Flannery O’Connor.”  Jamie Quatro has also published critical essays and reviews—about Flannery O’Connor, Barry Hannah, Amy Hempel, and Dennis Johnson, among others—in Oxford American, Tin House, and New York Times Book Review. She guest-edited, and introduced, Oxford American’s recent Fiction Issue.  A graduate of Pepperdine University, she earned an MA in English at William and Mary and had begun a PhD at Princeton before turning her attention to fiction.  Her MFA was earned at Bennington College.  Her debut novel, Fire Sermon, is forthcoming in early 2018 from Grove Press (US), Picador (UK), and Atlas Contact (Netherlands).