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Overview (1)

Date of Birth 24 February 1971Kansas City, Missouri, USA

Mini Bio (1)

Gillian Flynn was born on February 24, 1971 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. She is a writer and producer, known for Gone Girl (2014), Dark Places (2015) and Sharp Objects (2017). She has been married to Brett Nolan since 2007. They have two children.

Spouse (1)

Brett Nolan (2007 - present) (2 children)

Trivia (6)

Former television critic for Entertainment Weekly.
Holds a BA from the University of Kansas and an MFA from Northwestern University.
Father was a film professor, hence Gillian's lifelong love of movies.
First name Gillian is pronounced with a hard 'G'.
Lost her job as a pop culture writer at Entertainment Weekly magazine in New York during the recession, a fate not unlike that which befell the leads in Gone Girl (2014).
Gillian and husband Brett, a lawyer, reside in the Ukrainian Village district of Chicago.

Personal Quotes (2)

I've certainly been called a misogynist and that to me is strange. It feels so old-fashioned to think because you write about awful women that you don't like women. To me, it's worse to only write about good women. I'm tired of women as the supporting character, women as the helpmate, women as the adorably flawed heroine - she can be front and center, but only if she falls down a lot and has trouble with men.
[Discussing her novel Dark Places with her husband] His question to her was: "I'm curious, do you love Libby? Do you like writing her?" And I was like, "Ugh, I can't stand her." You would think I knew her personally. He said he could tell I didn't like writing her or believe in her. So I trashed it all and started over again. Libby became a dark, malevolent creature and the novel took off. Very inefficient way to write, but I get there in the end.

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