The American scholar and author Megan Abbott was born in Detroit and raised there and at Grosse Pointe, Michigan. She attended the University of Michigan and graduated with a Ph.D. in literature from New York University. She then taught there and at State University of New York, New School University, New York and the University of Mississippi. Abbott has contributed to a number of newspapers and literary periodicals, and she has written an acclaimed book on classic hardboiled American crime novels and noir films entitled The Street was Mine : White Masculinity in Hardboiled Fiction and Film Noir (2002). She now writes her own crime novels and short stories. Abbott lives in New York. She was married to the author Joshua Gaylord between 1998 and 2011.
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