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Karen Thompson Walker

Biography

Karen Thompson Walker

Karen Thompson Walker was born and raised in San Diego, California, where THE AGE OF MIRACLES is set. She studied English and creative writing at UCLA, where she wrote for the UCLA Daily Bruin. After college, she worked as a newspaper reporter in the San Diego area before moving to New York City to attend the Columbia University MFA program.

A former book editor at Simon & Schuster, she wrote THE AGE OF MIRACLES in the mornings before work --- sometimes while riding the subway.

She is the recipient of the 2011 Sirenland Fellowship as well as a Bomb Magazine fiction prize. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband.

Karen Thompson Walker

Books by Karen Thompson Walker

by Karen Thompson Walker - Dystopian Fiction, Fiction

Julia and her family awake to discover that the rotation of the earth has suddenly begun to slow. The days and nights grow longer and longer, gravity is affected, and the environment is thrown into disarray. Yet, as she struggles to navigate an ever-shifting landscape, Julia is also coping with the normal disasters of everyday life. As she adjusts to the new normal, the slowing inexorably continues.