By Stephan Lee
January 12, 2013 at 02:00 PM EST

The Age of Miracles

In addition to having the same first name, Karen Thompson Walker and Karen Russell are both authors of inventive novels that became significant commercial and critical successes. Karen Thompson Walker wrote the apocalyptic summer hit The Age of Miracles, which was included in several “Best of” lists for 2012, and Russell’s 2011 novel Swamplandia! was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. The two literary Karens got together for a chat about The Age of Miracles. Their interview will appear in the paperback edition of Miracles, out Jan. 15, but you can get an exclusive sneak peak at it below!

Russell’s latest collection of short stories, Vampires in the Lemon Grove, will be released Feb. 12.

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