Karen Thompson Walker
- Genre: Fiction
- Location: Knight Library Browsing Room
- Time: 8:00pm
- Date: February 18, 2016
Karen Thompson Walker is the author of The Age of Miracles, which was a New York Times bestseller and a finalist for the Barnes & Noble Discover Award, an Indies Choice Award and a Goodreads Choice Award. Named one of the best books of the year by People, The Financial Times, O, The Oprah Magazine, Publishers Weekly, and Amazon, the book has been translated into 29 languages and optioned for film by River Road Entertainment. Her writing has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and Real Simple. She also gave a TED talk on the subject of fear and the imagination at the 2012 TEDGlobal conference.
Walker is a graduate of UCLA and the Columbia MFA program and previously worked as a book editor at Simon & Schuster.