Karen Thompson Walker is the New York Times bestselling author of two novels, The Dreamers, which has been optioned for television by Fox 21 and is a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice pick, and The Age of Miracles, which was a finalist for the Barnes & Noble Discover Award, an Indies Choice Award, and a Goodreads Choice Award and named one of the best books of the year by Financial Times, Publishers Weekly, People, O., The Oprah Magazine, and Amazon. Her work has been translated into 27 languages. Her TED Talk about fear and the imagination has been viewed more than 2 million times. She is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Oregon. She lives with her husband and two daughters in Portland, Oregon.