|Alma mater||Harvard University|
Johns Hopkins University
|Relatives||Daniel José Older (brother)|
Malka Older is an American author, academic, and humanitarian aid worker. She was named the 2015 Senior Fellow for Technology and Risk at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, and has more than eight years' experience in humanitarian aid and development.
Older holds an undergraduate degree in literature from Harvard University, a master's degree in international relations and economics from the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of Johns Hopkins University, and a doctoral degree from the Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po). Her doctoral work explored the dynamics of multi-level governance and disaster response using the cases of Hurricane Katrina and the 2011 Tōhoku tsunami in Japan.
Older is currently a Faculty Associate at Arizona State University's School for the Future of Innovation in Society. She has more than a decade of experience in humanitarian aid and development, ranging from field level experience as a Head of Office in Darfur to supporting global programs and agency-wide strategy as a disaster risk reduction technical specialist. In between, she has designed and implemented economic development initiatives in post-disaster context, supervised a large and diverse portfolio as Director of Programs in Indonesia, and responded to complex emergencies and natural disasters in Sri Lanka, Uganda, Darfur, Indonesia, Japan, and Mali, in the last three as Team Leader.
- Centenal Cycle Trilogy
- Other Work
Awards and recognition
- Named one of Kirkus Reviews's "Best Fiction of 2016" 
- One of The Washington Post's "Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of 2016" 
- Finalist for the 2017 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer
- Schnelbach, Leah (2016-06-10). "Malka Older and Daniel José Older Discuss Infomocracy, Cyberpunk, and the Future!". Tor.com. Retrieved 2019-02-08.
- "Malka Older". Tor.com. 1970-01-01. Retrieved 2016-12-24.
- "Macmillan: Series: The Centenal Cycle". US Macmillan. Retrieved 2016-12-24.
- "Null States | Malka Older |". Tor. Retrieved 2018-01-07.
- "The Best in Sci-Fi Books This Week (9/14/18)". Geek.com. 14 September 2018. Archived from the original on 24 April 2019. Retrieved 24 April 2019.
- "About". Malka Older. 2016-02-23. Retrieved 2021-02-19.
- "Best Fiction of 2016 | Kirkus Reviews". Kirkus Reviews. Retrieved 2016-12-24.
- Hightower, Nancy (2016-11-16). "Best science fiction and fantasy of 2016". The Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2016-12-24.
- "2017 Hugo Awards". World Science Fiction Society. Retrieved 2017-04-07.