Megan Abbott is an American crime author. Her novel Queenpin earned her the Edgar award, and her latest novel, The Fever, was chosen as one of the Best Books of the Summer by the New York Times. Abbott received her Ph.D. in English and American literature from New York University and has taught at NYU, SUNY, and The New School. In 2013-14, she served as the John Grisham Writer in Residence at Ole Miss. Abbott also wrote the nonfiction book, The Street Was Mine: Masculinity in Hardboiled Fiction and Film Noir, and is the editor of A Hell of a Woman, an anthology of crime fiction. Her writing has appeared in: The New York Times, Salon.com, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, The Believer, and Los Angeles Review of Books.