Literary Atlanta Podcast Episode 26: Jamie Quatro

Literary Atlanta Episode 26 - Jamie Quatro, author of Fire Sermon

I was excited to talk to this week’s guest not just because she’s an extraordinary writer, but because she also lives close to where I grew up in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Jamie Quatro has called Lookout Mountain, Georgia, home for about 12 years now. If you’re unfamiliar with the geography of Georgia, Lookout Mountain is part of metro Chattanooga, which lies about two hours north of Atlanta, right at the border of Tennessee and Georgia.

Jamie Quatro is probably best known for her short fiction writing. Her first book was a story collection entitled, I Want To Show You More. I Want To Show You More was a New York Times Notable Book, an NPR Best Book of 2013, and an Indie Next and O, The Oprah Magazine pick.

Jamie’s novel, Fire Sermon, came out in January. When I asked about the book’s origin, Jamie said she didn’t know it would become a novel when she sat down to write the story in her head.

Jamie Quatro has two appearances comings up in the next week in the metro Atlanta area. Catch her Feb. 13th at SCAD’s Ivy Hall in Atlanta or meet her Feb. 15th at the Prince Avenue location of Avid Bookshop in Athens.

Jamie Quatro Author Website

Events Mentioned in This Episode

Feb. 9th – Tayari Jones in Conversation with Pearl Cleage at the Alliance Theatre
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An American Marriage by Tayari Jones – Oprah’s Book Club 2018

Feb. 10th – Sisters in Crime Workshop: Write & Sell Your Novel

Feb. 12th – Revival: Lost Southern Voices, Featuring Laura Crawley, Stephen Corey and Tim Tarkington

Feb. 12th – Zadie Smith at SCADShow

Feb. 13th – Jamie Quatro at SCAD’s Ivy Hall

Feb. 14th – The Wren’s Nest and Literary Atlanta Present “Beyond Books” featuring Jim Auchmutey

Feb. 15th – Jamie Quatro at Avid Bookshop (Prince Avenue Location)

Books Mentioned in This Episode

Fire Sermon by Jamie QuatroFire Sermon by Jamie Quatro





I Want to Show You More by Jamie QuatroI Want to Show You More by Jamie Quatro

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