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Karen Thompson Walker is the author of the New York Times bestseller, The Age of Miracles (2012), which was named one of the best books of the year by People, O: The Oprah Magazine, and Publishers Weekly. This powerful debut follows a young girl and her family, who awake one morning to discover that the rotation of the Earth has suddenly begun to slow, stretching the length of the 24-hour day and throwing the natural world into disarray. It's a big, speculative book, but at heart, it's a simple human drama, told through the eyes of an observant adolescent girl.
Her forthcoming novel, The Dreamers (Jan 2019), is another mesmerizing story of a town transformed by a mysterious sickness that locks victims in perpetual sleep and triggers extraordinary, life-altering dreams. Gorgeously written, The Dreamers explore the possibilities contained within a human life - in our waking days, and perhaps even more, in our dreams.
A former book editor at Simon & Schuster, Karen is currently a faculty member of the University of Oregon MFA program, and lives with her family in Portland.
Karen Thompson Walker is the author of the New York Times bestselling novel The Age of Miracles, which has been translated into twenty-seven languages and named one of the best books of the year by People, O: The Oprah Magazine, and Financial Times, among others. Her forthcoming novel, The Dreamers, will be released in January 2019. Born and raised in San Diego, Walker is a graduate of UCLA and the Columbia MFA program. She lives with her husband and their two daughters in Portland, and is an assistant professor of creative writing at the University of Oregon.