Gillian Flynn

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Date of Birth February 24, 1971
Place of Birth Kansas City, Missouri
Age 49 years old
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Gillian Flynn

Gillian Schieber Flynn is an American writer. Flynn has published three novels, Sharp Objects, Dark Places, and Gone Girl, all three of which have been adapted for film or television. Flynn wrote the adaptations for the 2014 Gone Girl film and the HBO limited series Sharp Objects. She was formerly a television critic for Entertainment Weekly.

Born: Gillian Schieber Flynn, February 24, 1971, Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
Occupation: Author, screenwriter
Alma mater: University of Kansas, Northwestern University
Period: 2007–present
Genre: Fiction, thriller, mystery
Notable works: Sharp Objects, Dark Places, Gone Girl
Children: 2
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About Gillian Flynn

Acclaimed author best known for her third novel Gone Girl, which was adapted into a 2014 feature film directed by David Fincher. She wrote the script for the film and her work earned her a Golden Globe nomination for Best Screenplay.

Before Fame

She was previously a television critic for Entertainment Weekly. She earned undergraduate degrees in English and Journalism from the University of Kansas and received her Master's degree from Medill School of Journalism.


Her first novel, Sharp Objects, was published in 2006 and her second novel, Dark Places, was published in 2009.

Family Life

She married Brett Nolan in 2007 and she has a son named Flynn. She was born in Kansas City to parents who were professors. She has a brother named Travis.


Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike star in the film adaptation of her novel Gone Girl.

Information related to Gillian Flynn

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  • Writers from Kansas City, Missouri
  • American thriller writers
  • Medill School of Journalism alumni
  • American film critics
  • Edgar Award winners
  • Female comics writers
  • The New Yorker people
  • Women mystery writers
  • University of Kansas alumni
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