The Latest News
Megan to receive prestigious Pinckley Prize for Crime Fiction
At long last, Dare Me is officially on its way to television!
Give Me Your Hand is nominated for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize
Give Me Your Hand is named an EW staff pick for July
Give Me Your Hand is named as one of 20 chilling thrillers by women this year by Parade
Give Me Your Hand is named one of the best 19 books to read in August by Oprah.com
Review of Give Me Your Hand in the New York Times
Give Me Your Hand is named one of the week's best books by the New York Post
Give Me Your Hand is named one of five new books not to miss by USA Today
Megan talks with NPR about female mysteries and monstrosities
Megan talks with Tom Perrotta about moving from novels to TV in Entertainment Weekly
Give Me Your Hand is featured on WRAL
Give Me Your Hand is named one of the best books of the month by Amazon.
Give Me Your Hand is named one of the 11 best crime novels in July by CrimeReads.
Give Me Your Hand is named one of the 16 best books to read in July by Nylon.
Megan talks to PUNCH about her new book, Raymond Chandler and more.
Megan speaks to Gillian Flynn for Vanity Fair about her book Gone Girl and new TV show.
Give Me Your Handis named one of the best books of the summer by InStyle.
Give Me Your Hand is named one of the best new books in July by Refinery29.
Give Me Your Hand is named one of seven new books to read in July by Vulture.
Megan speaks to The Sewanee Review.
A profile of Megan in New York Magazine.
Read Megan's LA Times piece on women and true crime.
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.
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.
Read Megan's piece on the Year in Reading for the Millions.
Los Angeles Times interview
By the Book, New York Times Book Review
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
"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 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.
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 (below).
Entertainment Weekly Ten Summer Must Reads
People Magazine Great Summer Reads (below)
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.
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
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
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"
"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.