After some negative pre-publication reviews, Jamie Quatro feared the worst. Then, critic James Wood and the NYTBR (among others) hailed her collection, I WANT TO SHOW YOU MORE, as a classic. Jamie and James talk about conflating writer and subject matter, depicting the female gaze and female sexuality, and writing novels vs short stories. Then, the agent Anna Stein joins the show to go over what an agent does, how to find one, and mistakes writers make along the way.

Jamie and James Discuss: 

David Gates
Amy Hempel
Bennington College Low Residency MFA
Princeton University
Pepperdine University
Sheila Kohler
E.M. Forster
Franz Kafka
Flannery O’Connor
Margot Livesey
Andre Dubus (II)
PROXIES: ESSAYS NEAR KNOWING by Brian Blanchfield
Sewanee Writers’ Conference
RUNNER’S WORLD
INFINITE JEST by David Foster Wallace
QUACK THIS WAY by David Foster Wallace
BRIEF INTERVIEWS WITH HIDEOUS MEN by David Foster Wallace
BLUETS by Maggie Nelson
Tin House Summer Writer’s Workshop
THE FUN STUFF: AND OTHER ESSAYS by James Wood
Claire Messud
Wyatt Prunty
Ann Patchett
Urban Waite
Lincoln Michel
George Saunders
Lydia Davis
Alice Munro
INTERPRETER OF MALADIES by Jhumpa Lahiri
OLIVE KITTERIDGE by Elizabeth Strout
P.J. Mark
Barry Hannah
Steven Milhauser
A VERY OLD MAN WITH ENORMOUS WINGS by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN by Adam Ross
Yaddo
Sylvia Plath
Ted Hughes
Zadie Smith
The Old Testament
THE SOUND AND THE FURY by William Faulkner
Grove Atlantic
Anna and James Discuss: 
Hanya Yanagihara
Ben Lerner
Garth Greenwell
Maria Semple
NEVERHOME by Laird Hunt
THE MOTHER-IN-LAW CURE by Katherine Wilson
THE EVENING ROAD by Laird Hunt
THE STORY OF A BRIEF MARRIAGE by Anuk Aradpragasam
THE CLANCYS OF QUEENS by Tara Clancy
TODAY WILL BE DIFFERENT by Maria Semple
THE PARIS REVIEW
Sewanee Writers’ Conference
A LITTLE LIFE by Hanya Hanagihara
WHAT BELONGS TO YOU by Garth Greenwell
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