News

Look for Megan's essay for the Criterion edition of Picnic at Hanging Rock

Read Megan's noir tale from the Twitter Fiction Festival.

Just in time for the new Flowers in the Attic movie: Megan's essay for The Believer with co-author Sara Gran on V.C. Andrews, available for the first time online.

Megan Abbott selected as 2013-2014 John Grisham Writer-in-Residence

Dare Me movie news!

Jezebel on Megan Abbott’s “Intoxicating Noir".

Dare Me chosen as one of the year’s best novels and will be featured in Crime Thriller TV Book Club series in the UK. Read a Q&A here.   

Read Megan’s roundtable discussion with authors Lisa Lutz and Kelly Braffet at the Rumpus.

Listen to a new interview.

Authors Megan Abbott and Gabriel Roth write each other letters

Read Megan's story "Telltale" in the summer issue of Glamour magazine.

Dare Me chosen as one of Amazon's Best Books of 2012!

Dare Me nominated for an Anthony Award for Best Novel of 2013

Dare Me chosen by Booklist as one of the year’s Best Crime Novels

Megan writes an issue of Marvel's The Punisher. For interviews about the issue, visit here and here.

Dare Me is headed for the silver screen: Fox 2000 options novel for feature film.
Fox 2000 has optioned Megan Abbott's Dare Me on behalf of producer Karen Rosenfelt (The Devil Wears Prada, Twilight), who is currently developing feature adaptations of Marcus Zusak's The Book Thief and Daniel Handler's Why We Broke Up. Abbott is attached to pen the script.

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Read Megan's article "Looking Past the Smile and the Sheen" in the New York Times

Dare Me has been short listed for the Crime Writers' Association Steel Dagger Award for Best Thriller

"Girls on Top": A Profile of Megan in Publisher's Weekly (paywall)

Kirkus: Dare Me: Top 10 Not-to-Miss Fiction

Read Megan's interview with legendary crime writer Elmore Leonard.

Read Megan's discussion of James Sallis's Driven with noir editor Boris Drayluk in the Los Angeles Review of Books.

Megan's book Dare Me will be released 10 May in the UK, and July 31 in the US. Learn more, and read an excerpt.

Read Megan's recent New York Times article here.

Recognition for The End of Everything

Megan's review of Tom Perrotta's The Leftovers in the Los Angeles Review of Books

Megan's essay in Salon on Tatum O'Neal and the Plight of Celebrity Daughters

The End of Everything was chosen as Richard & Judy's Lead Fall Book Club Pick at WHSmith Booksellers! For Richard & Judy's reviews, a free sample chapter, a Q&A and more, click here.

Read Megan's piece on suburbia for Mullholland Books.

Check out Megan's "playlist" for The End of Everything on Largehearted Boy

Hear Megan's interview with Edward Champion on The Bat Segundo Show.

Read Megan's interview with Scott Montgomery of Austin's beloved BookPeople.

See Megan's summer book picks in Time Magazine's "Pages to Turn, From 23 Writers We Admire"

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"Abbott isn't merely a poster girl for this increasingly progressive atmosphere surrounding 'genre.' Her novels are distinguished by rhythmic prose, historical settings, and a candor about the way people live." --The Millions

New York Magazine classifies The End of Everything as "brilliant"

A Marie Claire (UK) 'Long Hot Summer' book: "Already being compared to The Virgin Suicides (and, for once, rightly so)."

Megan Abbott's short story The Girl appears in this anthology The Girl, a short story by Megan Abbott



Megan has a new dark tale, "The Girl," featured in the new LA Noire anthology from Mulholland Books to accompany the blockbuster new videogame from RockStar Games. Read an excerpt here, and read about the project's incarnation on Megan's blog here.




Read Megan's review of Robert Crais's novel The Sentry in the Los Angeles Review of Books:
"...Crais unfurls all the classic hardboiled tropes -- false friends, false identities, and a woman as damaged and mysterious as one of Ross Macdonald's haunted beauties."

Read Megan's article on crime fiction's complicated new heroines in the Los Angeles Times Magazine:
Originally victims and femme fatales, the female leads in today's mystery fiction are now as damaged and complex as their male counterparts.

Megan appeared at the prestigious Quais du Polar International Festival of Crime Literature and Film in Lyon, France in March.

Read a new interview for the Spanish publication of Queenpin.

Visit Megan's new blog with the magnificent Sara Gran (author of Come Closer, Dope and Clare DeWitt and the City of the Dead).

Upcoming Appearances


May 30, 2014
Book Expo America
11AM
Inside the Mystery Writers Studio
with Brad Meltzer, Sandra Brown, Michael Kortya and Sara Blaedel
Javits Center
New York, NY

June 11
Ninth Annual Suspense Night
With Reed Farrel Coleman, Marcia Clark, Ridley Pearson and Tom Schreck
St. Louis County Library
1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd
St. Louis, MO

The Fever Book Tour

June 17
Book Court Book Launch Party
7PM
163 Court Street
Brooklyn, NY
718 875-3677

June 18
WORD Bookstore
with Julia Fiero
7PM
126 Franklin Street
Greenpoint, Brooklyn
718 383-0096

June 20
Brookline Booksmith
with Stona Fitch
7PM
279 Harvard Street
Brookline, MA
617 566-6660

June 22
Aunt Agatha's
TBD
Ann Arbor, MI

Nicola's Books
3PM
Westgate Shopping Center
2513 Jackson Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI
734 662-0600

June 23
Barnes and Noble–Troy
7PM
396 John R. Road
Troy, MI 48083
248 577-5056

June 24
Square Books
5PM
Courthouse Square
Oxford, MS
662 236-2262

June 25
Murder by the Book with Vicki Pettersson
6:30PM
2342 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX
713 524-8597

June 26
Book People
7PM
603 N. Lamar
Austin TX 78703
512 472-5050

July 1
Poisoned Pen
with Jeff Abbott
7PM
4014 North Goldwater Street
Scottsdale, AZ  85251
888 560-9919

 

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