You Will Know Me is a finalist for International Thriller Writers Best Novel of 2017
Megan's story "Oxford Girl" is nominated 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.
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
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.
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
April 22-23, 2017
Los Angeles Festival of Books
Los Angeles, CA
April 26-27, 2017
Mystery Writers of America Edgars Symposium & Awards
New York, NY
May 9. 2017
LIC Reading Series
45-58 Vernon Blvd.
May 15, 2017
In conversation with Paula Hawkins
Presented by Murder by the Book
Lone Star College Kingwood Performing Arts Center
20000 Kingwood Drive
June 10-11, 2017
Printers Row Lit Fest
July 13, 2017
Canaan Meetinghouse Reading
August 25-September 3, 2017
Melbourne Writers Festival
September 2, 2017
National Book Festival
October 12-15, 2017
Bouchercon World Mystery Convention
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