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COLUMN: Fast-rising author speaks at W&M on Thursday

COLUMN: Fast-rising author speaks at W&M on Thursday

It doesn't happen too often that an author's literary debut, a collection of short stories, is named by National Public Radio as the Best Book of 2013, the New York Times Editor's Choice, The New Yorker's Favorite Book of 2013, and the Summer Reading pick of Oprah Winfrey's magazine.

All those honors, and much more, were bestowed on the book of short stories, "I Want to Show You More," authored by Jamie Quatro, a graduate of the College of William & Mary.

I asked her, "how much did your learning experience at William & Mary contributed to having become a writer of consequence?"

"I wrote my first short story as a student there,"...

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