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. Born and raised in San Diego, Walker is a graduate of UCLA and the Columbia MFA program. She lives with her husband, the novelist Casey Walker, and their two daughters in Portland. She is an assistant professor of creative writing at the University of Oregon.
"The Dreamers is harrowing, riveting, profoundly moving, and beautifully written. In a word, this book is stunning."--Emily St. John Mandel, author of Station Eleven
"Walker offers a novel bursting with ideas, probing the scary and tantalizing possibilities at the edges of our existence."--USA Today "In The Dreamers, Karen Thompson Walker's second novel, dreams are . . . both more dangerous and more powerful than the Greeks could have ever imagined. . . . Walker uses evocative language to describe the almost bewitching nature of contagion."--The Washington Post "Walker writes beautifully about the things that define how a society either endures or collapses in crisis, a theme that may never have been more timely than it is now."--Minneapolis StarTribune "[An] imaginative, disturbing, and ultimately spellbinding narrative, which asks provocative questions about our concepts of time and connection, and the bounds of possibility for life on earth."--Vogue "You'll be mesmerized by this well-constructed, vividly drawn exploration of the concept of dreams versus reality."--Marie Claire "With mellifluous prose, Walker traces victims' experiences (awake and asleep), along with how their family members, friends, and doctors respond to the crisis."--Real Simple "The Dreamers is a beautifully written novel that is powerful, thoughtful, and entirely original."--PopSugar "Richly imaginative and quietly devastating . . . Walker jolts the narrative with surprising twists, ensuring it keeps its energy until the end. This is a skillful, complex, and thoroughly satisfying novel about a community in peril."--Publishers Weekly (starred review) "Frighteningly powerful, beautiful, and uncanny, The Dreamers is a love story and also a horror story--a symphonic achievement, alternating intimate moments with a panoramic capture of a crisis in progress."--Karen Russell, author of Vampires in the Lemon Grove