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.
The Fever has just been nominated for the U.K.'s prestigious Folio Prize for Best Novel of 2014Other recognition:
Entertainment Weekly Ten Summer Must Reads
People Magazine Great Summer Reads (at left)
Los Angeles TImes Best Summer Books
Orlando Sentinel Best Summer Books
Parade Magazine's Best Summer Books
Entertainment Weekly: 14 Reads That Are Worth the Wait
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.
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)
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
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
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.
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
Named one of the Boston Globe's 10 Best Crime Books of the Year.
Named on Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2011 list
One of January Magazine's Best Crime Fiction of 2011
One of Washington Examiner's Best Books of 2011: "Menacing and poignant, Abbott's novel fuses Judy Blume's keen understanding of budding girls with the sustained tension of Tana French."
Richard & Judy's Lead Fall Book Club Pick at WHSmith Bookseller
A Los Angeles Times bestseller
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"
"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 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.
January 27, 2015
Anti-Heroes: A Discussion with Adam Sternbergh, Megan Abbott,
Emily Nussbaum and A.O. Scott
52 Prince Street
New York City
April 23-24, 2015
Arkansas Literary Festival 2015
Little Rock, AR