Literature http://wutc.org en Local Writer Sells Short Stories to Grove/Atlantic http://wutc.org/post/local-writer-sells-short-stories-groveatlantic <p>Jamie Quatro is a fiction writer who lives on Lookout Mountain. Her first book of short-stories will be published by Grove/Atlantic in 2013. Her work has appeared in Tin House, Ploughshares, and McSweeney’s. Garrett Crowe spoke with Jamie Quatro about becoming a writer, her influences, and rejection. She also reads excerpts from her story “Holy Ground”.</p><p>http://www.archive.org/download/JamieQuatroAnA/Garrett3-1-12.mp3</p> Tue, 06 Mar 2012 18:59:27 +0000 Garrett Crowe 2896 at http://wutc.org Thomas P. Balázs's Debut Collection- ‘Omicron Ceti III’ http://wutc.org/post/thomas-p-bal%C3%A1zss-debut-collection-%E2%80%98omicron-ceti-iii%E2%80%99 <p>Thomas P. Balázs, &nbsp;fiction writer and UTC professor, will publish his first collection of stories in late January. The book is titled <em>Omicron Ceti III.&nbsp;</em>NecessaryFiction.com calls Balázs&nbsp;&ldquo;an inspired and inventive writer resourceful enough to also draw on many diverse sources, cultural and pop-cultural.&rdquo; Kevin Wilson, the author of <em>The Family Fang</em>, claims <em>Omicron Ceti III </em>is a &ldquo;dazzling collection [that] boldly goes into unknown territory.&rdquo; Garrett Crowe spoke with Thomas Balázs&nbsp;about his debut book.</p> Fri, 20 Jan 2012 18:03:45 +0000 Garrett Crowe 769 at http://wutc.org Thomas P. Balázs's Debut Collection- ‘Omicron Ceti III’