Megan Abbott is the award-winning author of seven novels, including The Fever, Dare Me and The End of Everything. . She received her Ph.D. in English and American literature from New York University and has taught literature, writing, and film studies at New York University, the New School, and the State University of New York at Oswego. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, Salon, Los Angeles Review of Books, New Statesman, Los Angeles Times Magazine, the Guardian and the Believer. She lives in New York City.