Author Spotlight

Megan Abbott

Megan Abbott is the award-winning author of nine crime novels, including the best-selling You Will Know Me and Give Me Your Hand. Formerly a writer on HBO’s The Deuce, she is currently writing and producing a TV show based on her novel Dare Me, which began airing in December 2019.

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Leave Her to Heaven: The Eyes of Ellen Berent
Leave Her to Heaven: The Eyes of Ellen Berent

In this Technicolor film noir masterpiece, Gene Tierney stars as one of cinema’s most dangerous and sympathetic femmes fatales, a woman who finds it impossible to conform to postwar gender roles.

By Megan Abbott

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The Virgin Suicides: “They Hadn’t Heard Us Calling”
The Virgin Suicides: “They Hadn’t Heard Us Calling”

Sofia Coppola lets us behind closed doors in ways that are beyond the imagining of the novel’s boy narrators.

By Megan Abbott

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Picnic at Hanging Rock: What We See and What We Seem
Picnic at Hanging Rock: What We See and What We Seem

Peter Weir’s sun-dappled, sexually charged nightmare about a disappearance in turn-of-the-twentieth-century Australia still unnerves due to its radical lack of resolution.

By Megan Abbott

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