The October presentation of the library’s NW Authors Series will feature writer Karen Thompson Walker. Join us on Saturday, October 16 at 2 p.m. as Walker discusses her popular genre-bending novels. Part dystopian fiction, part science fiction, and part psychological thrillers, her works have been hailed as thought-provoking, haunting, and provocative. Nominated for several awards, Walker has also been praised for her unique story lines and eloquent prose.
Karen Thompson Walker is a New York Times bestselling author of two novels, The Dreamers, which was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award/Ken Kesey Award for Fiction 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, and both of her books are in development for television. 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.
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“An ordinary town is transformed by a mysterious illness that triggers perpetual sleep in this mesmerizing novel” – Review for The Dreamers (2019)
“An unforgettable debut novel about coming of age set against the backdrop of an utterly altered world.” – Review for Age of Miracles (2012)