17th Anniversary of Zodiac w/Megan Abbott

Season 9 | Episode 26
37m | May 20, 2024

In this special bonus episode of ZODIAC: CHRONICLE, I talk to the NYT-bestselling author of BEWARE THE WOMAN, THE TURNOUT, GIVE ME YOUR HAND, YOU WILL KNOW ME, THE FEVER, Megan Abbott about our mutual obsession.

Read Megan on Zodiac here.

Zodiac Chronicle is a 24-part investigation into David Fincher’s 2007 genre-altering masterpiece - recently celebrating its 15th anniversary - Zodiac. It is adapted from Robert Graysmith’s novel by screenwriter James Vanderbilt. The film, of course, stars an incredible ensemble cast led by Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr, Anthony Edwards and Mark Ruffalo. 

About Megan Abbott

Megan Abbott is the Edgar-winning author of the novels Beware the Woman, The Turnout, Give Me Your Hand, You Will Know Me, The Fever, Dare Me, The End of Everything, Bury Me Deep, Queenpin, The Song Is You and Die a Little.

Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, Salon, the Guardian, Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times Magazine, and The Believer. Her stories have appeared in multiple collections, including the Best American Mystery Stories of 2014 and 2016.

Her work has won or been nominated for the CWA Steel Dagger, the International Thriller Writers Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and five Edgar awards. Formerly a staff writer on HBO's David Simon show, The Deuce, she is now co-creator, executive producer and show-runner of Dare Me, based upon her novel, for the USA Network and, internationally, Netflix.

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. In 2013-14, she served as the John Grisham Writer in Residence at Ole Miss.

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 Shirley Jackson Prize, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the Folio Prize.

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