Megan talks about writing on The Deuce, the new HBO show.

Read Megan’s Afterword for the new reissue of the noir classic, In a Lonely Place.

You Will Know Me is a finalist for the Crime Writers’ Association Silver Dagger Award, the Anthony Award, the Strand Critics Award and the International Thriller Writers Award for Best Novel of 2017.

Megan's story "Oxford Girl" is nominated for an Anthony Award and for an Edgar® award by the Mystery Writers of America.

Stephen King gives a shoutout to You Will Know Me.

You Will Know Me chosen one of Best Books of 2016 by NPR, the Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe, Time Out NY, the Washington Post, Google, Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews

Read Megan's piece on the Year in Reading for the Millions.

Los Angeles Times interview

By the Book, New York Times Book Review

Bustle interview

Los Angeles Review of Books interview

Electric Literature interview

The following pieces feature Megan and her new novel, You Will Know Me:

Entertainment Weekly interview

NPR interview

"Why Are We So Obsessed with Gymnasts?" at Elle

"How Novelist Megan Abbott Does Breakfast" —ExtraCrispy

Megan's Criterion Top Ten

Think Progress interview

“Women Are Writing the Best Crime Novels” in The Atlantic

“Are We in the Golden Age of Women Crime Writers?” asks the Independent (UK)

“After Agatha Christie: Female Crime Writers Delve Deep Into Women’s Worst Fears” in the Guardian


Megan’s homage to author Lois Duncan in The Guardian

Megan’s essay on the movie Laura for the Library of America

Megan’s ode to actress Nancy Allen and director Brian De Palma

Megan's story "Little Men" is nominated for an Anthony Award.

Megan's article on watching movies with her mother for Real Simple.

Megan joins writing staff of David Simon (The Wire)'s new HBO drama, The Deuce.

Learn about Megan's new book, You Will Know Me, in Entertainment Weekly.

Megan's article in the Guardian about crime fiction in 2015 and the success of The Girl on a Train.

Megan's article "Why Women Love to Read About Crime" in New York Magazine.

Megan's new short story "Little Men."

The Fever wins the International Thriller Writers Award for Best Hardcover Novel and the Strand Critics Award for Best Novel in a tie with Laura Lippman's After I'm Gone.

The Fever is now being adapted for an MTV series with Sarah Jessica Parker's production company.


Best Books of 2014!

The Fever has been chosen as one of the best books of the year by Amazon, Kirkus, LA Review of Books, Grantland, the Boston Globe, the Globe & Mail, the Sun Sentinel, the Village Voice, Parade Magazine, School Library Journal and is one of NPR's favorite novels of the year.

at International Thriller Writers eventOther recognition:

The Fever wins the International Thriller Writers Award for Best Hardcover Novel.

The Fever wins the Strand Critics Award for Best Novel in a tie with Laura Lippman’s After I’m Gone.

Entertainment Weekly Ten Summer Must Reads

New York Times Summer Book Picks

People Magazine Great Summer Reads (at left)

Tied for Strand Award with lLaura LippmanLos Angeles TImes Best Summer Books

Orlando Sentinel Best Summer Books

Parade Magazine's Best Summer Books

New York Magazine's Books You Need to Read this June

Amazon Editors' Top Ten Picks for June and "Best 20 Books of the Year So Far" list.

Entertainment Weekly: 14 Reads That Are Worth the Wait

Read Megan’s piece in Cosmo.

Check out the newly released Best American Mystery Stories of 2014, edited by Laura Lippman and Otto Penzler, and featuring a story by Megan Abbott.

Read Megan's review of Langley's Gin in the Wall Street Journal.

Read an interview with Megan in the National Post, in which she is called "Patricia Highsmith's heir apparent" -- or
in the Wall Street Journal, in which she is called a "rising crime-fiction star."

Megan weighs in on some "musts" of summer entertainment in the New York Times (see recommendations also from Anderson Cooper, Michael Cera, Richard LaGravenese, Gene Simmons, Alfred Molina...)

Sarah Jessica Parker loves The Fever! (below)

Sarah Jessica Parker loves The Fever!

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.

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 comparedirl," 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.


2017 Appearances


October 12-15, 2017
Bouchercon World Mystery Convention
American Guest of Honor
Sheraton Centre

November 18-19, 2017
Miami Book Fair
Miami Dade College
Sheraton Centre







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What they're saying about
You Will Know Me


"The twinned thrill and peril of teen-age sexuality… recurs in subtle ways throughout the book…  [Abbott's] prose, and her focus on teen-age desire, ambition, and secrecy, have a broad, cinematic appeal."—New Yorker

"Mesmerizing and nerve-jangling "——Boston Globe

"Worthy of the gold…  a masterful thriller… a terrific accompaniment to this summer's Olympic frenzy."——NPR Fresh Air


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