"End-of-the-world stories tend to ring true. I've always been drawn to them, but as I wrote my own, I found surprising pleasure in creating a world that is so radically changed, yet where there's so much meaning and value in every small and ordinary thing we have, and take for granted: hot showers, enough food, friends, routines."
"I want my food dead. Not sick, not dying, dead."Karen Thompson Walker on Oscar Wilde
"You can tell alot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jellybeans."Karen Thompson Walker on Ronald Reagan
"It's difficult to believe that people are still starving in this country because food isn't available."Karen Thompson Walker on Ronald Reagan
"You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I'm not hungry enough to eat six."Karen Thompson Walker on Yogi Berra
"Beware the hobby that eats."Karen Thompson Walker on Benjamin Franklin
"Our fears are an amazing gift of the imagination... a way of glimpsing what might be the future when there's still time to influence how that future will play out."
"I left my job in the fall, and now I can set my life up around writing instead of squeezing writing into my day it's amazing to have that time, and I feel very lucky."
"I feel like writing a book there's always a version in your head that's an amazing version, but then you write the version that you can write."
"As an editor, I read Charlotte Rogan's amazing debut novel, 'The Lifeboat,' when it was still in manuscript. I read it in one night, and I really wanted my company to publish it, but we lost it to another house. It's such a wonderful combination of beautiful writing and suspenseful storytelling."
"Sometimes I think I might not have written 'The Age of Miracles' if I hadn't grown up in California, if I hadn't been exposed to its very particular blend of beauty and disaster, of danger and denial."