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Writers’ Reel: Jamie Quatro on her First Draft

In this interview with Aspen Public Radio, debut author Jamie Quatro shares her experience of developing her collection of short stories I Want to Show You MoreI Want to Show You More is a New York Times Notable Book, NPR Best Book of 2013, Indie Next pick, New York Times Editors’ Choice, and the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award. Listen to the author break down the collection, including how the unique cover image came about, the secret to writing magic realism, and how endings are difficult for her.
“I think the way to make it work is to leave everything else in the universe of the story as it is in reality and tweak a single element so that you have enough of the real world as a touch point for the reader but that one surreal thing really stands out.”– Jamie Quatro on writing magic realism

Listen to the full interview here: