Photo: Drew Reilly
ABBOTT is the Edgar-winning author of the novels Die a
Little, The Song Is You,
Queenpin and Bury Me Deep, which was nominated for six
2010 Edgar Award, Hammett Prize, the Macavity, Anthony and Barry Awards and the Los Angeles Times Book
Prize. Her upcoming novel, The End of Everything, comes out in
Born in the Detroit area, she graduated from the University of
Michigan with a B.A. in English Literature and went on to receive her
Ph.D. in English and American literature from New York University. She
lives in Queens, New York City.
Abbott's stories have appeared in
Near Dead: An Anthology of Geezer Noir (2006),
Street Noir (2007),
Noir (2007), Storyglossia and
(2007). Her nonfiction book, The Street Was Mine:
White Masculinity in Hardboiled Fiction and Film Noir, was
published in 2003. She is also the editor of the Edgar-nominated
A Hell of a Woman: An
Anthology of Female Noir, featuring original tales by 25
mystery and crime authors.
Abbott won the Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allan Poe Award
in 2008 for Queenpin. She was previously nominated
in 2006 for Best First Novel. In 2008, she won the Barry Award
(Deadly Pleasures and Mystery News award) and has been nominated
three times for the Anthony Award (Bouchercon World Mystery
Also, check out
Megan's blog with author Sara Gran as well as
The Rap Sheet, a crime fiction blog to which
Megan Abbott serves as an occasional contributor.
Listen to Megan discuss the novel on Memphis's Book Talk
Duchess of Dark Novels"
Megan Abbott: An Email Conversation with Rebecca Godfrey
Big Adios: Interrogation
with Megan Abbott
"Megan Abbott: The Streets Are Hers"
"The New Queen
"History as Mystery"
Hell of a Woman
of Noir: A Roundtable Discussion
In for Questioning
Noir, Sex and Betrayal: An Interview with Megan Abbott
An Interview with Megan Abbott (Simon & Schuster)