Megan Abbott is the Edgar®-winning author of the novels QUEENPIN, THE SONG IS YOU, DIE A LITTLE and BURY ME DEEP. Her latest novel, THE END OF EVERYTHING, is a crime novel set in suburban Michigan, which made the Best Books of the Year Lists for publications including Publishers Weekly, the Boston Globe, Baltimore City Paper and the Washington Examiner.
Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, Salon, the Los Angeles Times Magazine, The Believer, Los Angeles Review of Books, Detroit Noir, Best Crime and Mystery Stories of the Year, Storyglossia, Queens Noir and The Speed Chronicles.
Born in the Detroit area, she graduated from the University of Michigan and received her Ph.D. in English and American literature from New York University. She has taught at NYU, the State University of New York and the New School University. This year, she is teaching at the Crime Fiction Academy at New York City's Center for Fiction.
She is also the author of a nonfiction book, THE STREET WAS MINE: White Masculinity in Hardboiled Fiction and Film Noir, and the editor of A HELL OF A WOMAN, an anthology of female crime fiction. She has been nominated for many awards, including three Edgar® Awards, Hammett Prize, the Macavity, Anthony and Barry Awards, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the Pushcart Prize.
Her new novel, DARE ME, was published in July 2012.