Gillian Flynn (born 1971) is an American author and former television critic for Entertainment Weekly. As of 2012, she has published three novels: Sharp Objects (2006), Dark Places (2009), and Gone Girl (2012).
Flynn, also referred to as Corman, lives in Chicago and grew up in Kansas City, Missouri. Flynn's parents were both college professors, one taught English and one taught film. She graduated from the University of Kansas, and earned a Master's degree from Northwestern University. She is married and has one son.
- Sharp Objects (2006) revolves around a serial killer in a Missouri town, and the reporter who has returned to her hometown from Chicago to cover the event. Themes include dysfunctional families, violence and self-harm.
- Dark Places (2009) is about a woman who investigates whether or not her incarcerated brother was truly responsible for the murder of their family in the 1980s, which happened when she was a child during the era of panic about Satanic ritual abuse.
- Gone Girl (2012), was released in June 2012 and concerns a husband who searches for his wife, who disappeared on their fifth wedding anniversary, while he comes under police scrutiny as the prime suspect.
In 2007, Sharp Objects was shortlisted for the Mystery Writers of America Edgar for Best First Novel by an American Writer, Crime Writers' Association Duncan Lawrie, CWA New Blood and Ian Fleming Steel Daggers, winning in the last two categories. Flynn has been contracted to write the script for a film adaptation of Gone Girl after 20th Century Fox purchased the film rights for $1.5 million.
- "Author Gillian Flynn finds 'Dark Places' in KC". Retrieved 2009-06-01.[dead link]
- McClurg, Jocelyn (2006-09-27). "New voices: Gillian Flynn makes thriller debut". USA Today. Retrieved 2008-01-23.
- "Gillian Flynn wins with Sharp Objects". The CWA. Retrieved 2008-01-23.
- Nordyke, Kimberly (30 November 2012). "Hollywood's Most Powerful Authors: Gillian Flynn on Adapting 'Gone Girl,' Being Too 'Wimpy' for Crime Reporting and Her Best Advice to Writers (Q&A)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 21 December 2012.
|This American novelist article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|