Gillian Flynn - Author

About the Author

Gillian Flynn was born in Kansas City, Missouri to two community-college professors—her mother taught reading; her father, film. For college, she headed to the University of Kansas (go Jayhawks), where she received her undergraduate degrees in English and journalism.

After a two-year stint writing about human resources for a trade magazine in California (ask her anything about work-life benefits or employment law), Flynn moved to Chicago. There she earned her master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and discovered that she was way too wimpy to make it as a crime reporter.

On the other hand, she was a movie geek with a journalism degree—so she moved to New York City and joined Entertainment Weekly magazine, where she wrote happily for 10 years, visiting film sets around the world (to New Zealand for The Lord of the Rings, to Prague for The Brothers Grimm, to somewhere off the highway in Florida for Jackass: The Movie). During her last four years at EW, Flynn was the TV critic (all-time best TV show: The Wire).

Flynn’s debut novel, the literary mystery Sharp Objects, was an Edgar Award finalist and the winner of two of Britain’s Dagger Awards—the first book ever to win multiple Daggers in one year. It has been published in more than 20 countries. Movie rights have been sold; Flynn is currently writing the screenplay adaptation.

Flynn lives in Chicago with her husband, Brett Nolan, and a giant black cat named Roy.

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Untitled Flynn 1 of 2

Untitled Flynn 1 of 2

Author: Gillian Flynn Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/09/2018

Sharp Objects A major HBO & Sky Atlantic Limited Series starring Amy Adams, from the director of BIG LITTLE LIES, Jean-Marc Vallee

Sharp Objects A major HBO & Sky Atlantic Limited Series starring Amy Adams, from the director of BIG LITTLE LIES, Jean-Marc Vallee

Author: Gillian Flynn Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/06/2018

From the author of the No.1 bestseller and international phenomenon GONE GIRL. Now a major HBO/SKY ATLANTIC TV series starring Amy Adams, with the director of BIG LITTLE LIES, Jean-Marc Vallee. When two girls are abducted and killed in Missouri, journalist Camille Preaker is sent back to her home town to report on the crimes. Long-haunted by a childhood tragedy and estranged from her mother for years, Camille suddenly finds herself installed once again in her family's mansion, reacquainting herself with her distant mother and the half-sister she barely knows - a precocious 13-year-old who holds a disquieting grip on the town. As Camille works to uncover the truth about these violent crimes, she finds herself identifying with the young victims - a bit too strongly. Clues keep leading to dead ends, forcing Camille to unravel the psychological puzzle of her own past to get at the story. Dogged by her own demons, Camille will have to confront what happened to her years before if she wants to survive this homecoming. 'To say this is a terrific debut novel is really too mild. I haven't read such a relentlessly creepy family saga since John Farris's ALL HEADS TURN AS THE HUNT GOES BY, and that was thirty years ago, give or take. SHARP OBJECTS isn't one of those scare-and-retreat books; its effect is cumulative. I found myself dreading the last thirty pages or so, but was helpless to stop turning them. Then, after the lights were out, the story just stayed there in my head, coiled and hissing, like a snake in a cave' STEPHEN KING 'SHARP OBJECTS is a witty, stylish, and compelling debut. A real winner' HARLAN COBEN 'Sharp, clean exciting writing that grabs you from the first page. A real pleasure' KATE ATKINSON 'Sharp Objects is one of the freshest debut thrillers to come around in a long while. It's a gripping, substantive story, stripped of cliche, and crafted with great style. The characters are refreshingly real, burdened with psychological issues that enrich the story' AUGUSTEN BURROUGHS 'With her blistering debut Sharp Objects, Gillian Flynn hit the ground running.' VAL McDERMID 'Sharp Objects is creepy, claustrophobic and dark as all hell. With a gloriously twisted plot, a brooding atmosphere and a beautifully realised central character, this is easily the best debut novel I've read in a very long time.' MARK BILLINGHAM

Sotet helyek

Sotet helyek

Author: Gillian Flynn Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2016

Libby Day heteves volt, amikor az anyjat es ket noveret meggyilkoltak a kansasi Kinnakee-ben. Libby tulelte a meszarlast, es nagy port kavaro vallomasaban azt allitotta, hogy tizenot eves batyja, Ben volt a tettes. Huszonot evvel kesobb a Gyilkosok Klubja - egy hirhedt bunugyekkel foglalkozo titkos tarsasag - felkeresi Libbyt. Azt remelik, bizonyitekot talalnak Ben artatlansagara. Libby anyagi haszon remenyeben egyuttmukodik veluk: felkeresi azokat, akik akkor ejjel ott voltak a hazukban, es beszamol a klubtagoknak mindarrol, amit megtud. A nyomozas soran lepusztult sztriptizbarokban es elhagyatott varosokban keresi az igazsagot, es mikozben lassan feny derul az elkepzelhetetlenre, ugyanabba a helyzetbe kerul, mint amikor minden elkezdodott: ujra egy gyilkos elol menekul. "e;Kinyitottam anyu szobajanak ablakat, es kimasztam a torott szunyoghalon at, ugy pottyantam le a havas foldre alig egy meter magasbol, mint aki most szuletett meg farfekvesesen, a zoknim azonnal atnedvesedett, a hajam beleakadt a bokrokba. Futottam. Libby! Visszaneztem a haz fele, csak egyetlen ablakban lattam fenyt, mindenutt masutt csak a sotetseg. A labam csupa seb volt, mire elertem a kacsausztatot, es lekuporodtam a nad koze. Dupla reteg ruha volt rajtam, mint anyun, jegeralso a haloing alatt, de reszkettem, a szel fellebbentette a ruhamat, es hideg levegot fujt a hasamra. Egy elemlampa pasztazta vadul a nadas tetejet, azutan egy kozeli facsoportot, aztan a foldet nem messze tolem. Libby! Megint Ben hangja. Ram vadaszott. Maradj ott, ahol vagy, kicsim! Maradj ott, ahol vagy! Az elemlampa fenye egyre kozeledett, a bakancs alatt csikorgott a ho, en pedig belezokogtam a haloingem ujjaba, gyotrodtem, mar majdnem elszantam magam arra, hogy felalljak, es vege legyen az egesznek, es akkor az elemlampa fenye egyszer csak megfordult, es a leptek tavolodni kezdtek, es egyedul maradtam, otthagytak a sotetben, hogy halalra fagyjak. A hazban kialudt a feny, en pedig nem mozdultam."e; "e;Az ev egyik legjobb konyve"e; (The New Yorker, 2009) "e;Gillian Flynn eredeti, borotvaeles esszel megaldott, maro humoru, lenyugozo meselo, akinek komoly erzeke van a hatborzongatashoz."e; (Stephen King) "e;A remek thrillerek rajongoi a Sotet helyek lelemenyes tortenetvezeteset es Flynn prozajat egyarant elvezni fogjak. Utobbi az elso szotol az utolsoig adaz, konyortelen es szintiszta elvezet."e; (Cleveland Plain Dealer) Gillian Flynn a Missouri allambeli Kansas Cityben szuletett. 2006-ban jelent meg elso regenye, a Sharp Objects, amelyet Edgar-dijra jeloltek, es amely ketszer is elnyerte a brit Dagger-dijat. Masodik regenye, a Sotet helyek 2009-ben latott napvilagot, felkerult a The New York Times sikerlistajara, es megkapta a neves The New Yorker magazin kritikusi dijat. A Publishers Weekly 2009 legjobb konyvenek valasztotta, valamint neki iteltek a Chicago Tribune legjobb regenynek jaro dijat is. Harmadik kotete, a Holtodiglan vilagszerte - igy Magyarorszagon is - oriasi siker lett, tobb mint 2 millio peldany kelt el belole. Regenyei eddig huszonnyolc orszagban jelentek meg. A Holtodiglan es a Sotet helyek alapjan keszult filmeket 2014-ben mutatjak be az Egyesult Allamokban. A Konyvjelzo magazin 2014. majusi szamaban megjelent cikk: A boszorkany az uj kiralykisasszony Olvasson bele: Reszlet a konyvbol

Obiecte ascutite

Obiecte ascutite

Author: Gillian Flynn Format: eBook Release Date: 09/12/2015

De la autoarea bestsellerurilor New York Times: Fata disparuta si Locuri intunecateUn thriller psihologic de senzaE ie."e; - Chicago Sun TimesDupA o scurtA internare la un spital de psihiatrie, jurnalista de investigaE ii Camille Preaker se confruntA cu o sarcinA dificilA : trebuie sA se ntoarcA n orA E elul unde a copilA rit pentru a investiga moartea a douA fete. Camille n-a mai vorbit de mult cu mama ei nevroticA E i ipohondrA E i cu sora vitregA , pe care aproape cA nici n-o cunoaE te: o puberA atrA gA toare, cu o putere ciudatA asupra localnicilor. InstalatA n fosta ei camerA din vechea casA a familiei, Camille E i dA seama cA se identificA prea mult cu victimele. BntuitA de propriii demoni, trebuie sA dezlege puzzle-ul psihologic al trecutului, dacA vrea sA afle adevA rul E i sA supravieE uiascA rentoarcerii acasA .Mi-am dat seama cA mi-era fricA sA citesc ultimele treizeci de pagini, dar nu mA puteam opri. Apoi, dupA ce luminile s-au stins, povestea mi-a rA mas n cap, ncolA citA E i E uiernd, ca un E arpe ntr-o grotA . Obiecte ascuE ite e un roman provocator, cu un stil tA ios E i observaE ii pA trunzA toare. - Stephen Kingntr-un stil narativ seducA tor, Gillian Flynn construieE te vocea cinicA E i inteligentA a unei jurnaliste de investigaE ii, nsA E i dA mA sura talentului n portretele pe care le face figurilor feminine diabolice, brfitoare E i parvenite ce populeazA orA E elul de la graniE a statului Missouri. O explorare a unor crime ntunecate E i a unor minE i E i mai ntunecate. - Booklist Creierul mi trecea de la o imagine la alta cu mama, E i toate imaginile erau de rA u augur. SoartA . Cuvntul mi se zbA tea iarA E i pe piele. O strA fulgerare cu Joya cea slabA cu pA r vlvoi E i unghii lungi, jupuindu-i mamei pielea. Imagine cu mama, cu pilulele E i poE iunile ei, tA indu-mi pA rul cu foarfeca. Viziune cu Marian, acum doar niE te oase n sicriu, o fundA albA de satin nfA E uratA n jurul unor bucle uscate, ca un buchet de flori veE tede. Mama, avnd grijA de fetiE ele acelea violente. Sau ncercnd sA aibA . PuE in probabil ca Natalie E i Ann sA fi ndurat prea multA dA dA cealA . Adora ura fetiE ele care nu capitulau n faE a mA moE eniei ei att de bizare. i dA duse oare lui Natalie unghiile cu ojA nainte s-o sugrume? Sau dupA ?"e;

The Grownup

The Grownup

Author: Gillian Flynn Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/11/2015

A young woman is making a living faking it as a cut-price psychic (with some illegal soft-core sex work on the side). She makes a decent wage mostly by telling people what they want to hear. But then she meets Susan Burke. Susan moved to the city one year ago with her husband and 15-year-old stepson Miles. They live in a Victorian house called Carterhook Manor. Susan has become convinced that some malevolent spirit is inhabiting their home. The young woman doesn't believe in exorcism or the supernatural. However when she enters the house for the first time, she begins to feel it too, as if the very house is watching her, waiting, biding its time . . . The Grownup, which originally appeared as 'What Do You Do?' in George R. R. Martin's Rogues anthology, proves once again that Gillian Flynn is one of the world's most original and skilled voices in fiction.

Grownup

Grownup

Author: Gillian Flynn Format: eBook Release Date: 03/11/2015

Gillian Flynn's Edgar Award-winning homage to the classic ghost story, published for the first time as a standalone.A canny young woman is struggling to survive by perpetrating various levels of mostly harmless fraud. On a rainy April morning, she is reading auras at Spiritual Palms when Susan Burke walks in. A keen observer of human behavior, our unnamed narrator immediately diagnoses beautiful, rich Susan as an unhappy woman eager to give her lovely life a drama injection. However, when the "e;psychic"e; visits the eerie Victorian home that has been the source of Susan's terror and grief, she realizes she may not have to pretend to believe in ghosts anymore. Miles, Susan's teenage stepson, doesn't help matters with his disturbing manner and grisly imagination. The three are soon locked in a chilling battle to discover where the evil truly lurks and what, if anything, can be done to escape it. ';The Grownup,' which originally appeared as ';What Do You Do?' in George R. R. Martin's Rogues anthology, proves once again that Gillian Flynn is one of the world's most original and skilled voices in fiction.

The Gillian Flynn Collection Sharp Objects, Dark Places, Gone Girl

The Gillian Flynn Collection Sharp Objects, Dark Places, Gone Girl

Author: Gillian Flynn Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 30/07/2015

GONE GIRL - THE ADDICTIVE No.1 US BESTSELLER THAT EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT Who are you? What have we done to each other? These are the questions Nick Dunne finds himself asking on the morning of his fifth wedding anniversary when his wife Amy suddenly disappears. The police suspect Nick. Amy's friends reveal that she was afraid of him, that she kept secrets from him. He swears it isn't true. A police examination of his computer shows strange searches. He says they weren't made by him. And then there are the persistent calls on his mobile phone. So what really did happen to Nick's beautiful wife? SHARP OBJECTS - When two girls are abducted and killed in Missouri, journalist Camille Preaker is sent back to her home town to report on the crimes. Long-haunted by a childhood tragedy and estranged from her mother for years, Camille suddenly finds herself installed once again in her family's mansion, reacquainting herself with her distant mother and the half-sister she barely knows. As Camille works to uncover the truth about these violent crimes, she finds herself identifying with the young victims - a bit too strongly. Clues keep leading to dead ends, forcing Camille to unravel the psychological puzzle of her own past to get at the story. Dogged by her own demons, Camille will have to confront what happened to her years before if she wants to survive this homecoming DARK PLACES - Libby Day was just seven years old when her older brother massacred her family while she hid in a cupboard. Her evidence helped put him away. Ever since then she has been drifting, surviving for over 20 years on the proceeds of the 'Libby Day fund'. But now the money is running out and Libby is desperate. When she is offered $500 to do a guest appearance, she feels she has to accept. But this is no ordinary gathering. The Kill Club is a group of true-crime obsessives who share information on notorious murders, and they think her brother Ben is innocent. Was Ben capable of murder? Libby must delve into her family's past to uncover the truth - no matter how painful...

Gone Girl

Gone Girl

Author: Gillian Flynn Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/08/2014

THE ADDICTIVE No.1 BESTSELLER THAT EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT Who are you? What have we done to each other? These are the questions Nick Dunne finds himself asking on the morning of his fifth wedding anniversary, when his wife Amy suddenly disappears. The police suspect Nick. Amy's friends reveal that she was afraid of him, that she kept secrets from him. He swears it isn't true. A police examination of his computer shows strange searches. He says they weren't made by him. And then there are the persistent calls on his mobile phone. So what really did happen to Nick's beautiful wife?

Complete Gillian Flynn

Complete Gillian Flynn

Author: Gillian Flynn Format: eBook Release Date: 13/05/2014

"e;Gillian Flynn is the real deal, a sharp, acerbic, and compelling storyteller with a knack for the macabre."e; Stephen KingThisexclusiveebookcollection brings together the three novels from bestselling author Gillian Flynn. A #1 New York Times bestseller, Gone Girl is an unputdownable masterpiece about a marriage gone terribly, terribly wrong. The Chicago Tribune proclaimed thatFlynn's work ';draws you in and keeps you reading with the force of a pure but nasty addiction.' Gone Girl's toxic mix of sharp-edged wit and deliciously chilling prose creates a nerve-fraying thriller that confounds you at every turn.Flynn's second novel, Dark Places, is an intricately orchestrated thriller that ravages a family's past to unearth the truth behind a horrifying crime. A New York Times bestseller and Weekend Today Top Summer Read, Dark Places solidified Flynn's status as one of the most critically acclaimed suspense writers of our time. In Sharp Objects, Flynn's debut novel, a young journalist returns home to cover a dark assignmentand to face her own damaged family history. With its taut, crafted writing, Sharp Objects is addictive, haunting, and unforgettable.

Gillian Flynn Collection

Gillian Flynn Collection

Author: Gillian Flynn Format: eBook Release Date: 05/12/2013

GONE GIRL - THE ADDICTIVE No.1 US BESTSELLER THAT EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUTWho are you?What have we done to each other?These are the questions Nick Dunne finds himself asking on the morning of his fifth wedding anniversary when his wife Amy suddenly disappears. The police suspect Nick. Amy's friends reveal that she was afraid of him, that she kept secrets from him. He swears it isn't true. A police examination of his computer shows strange searches. He says they weren't made by him. And then there are the persistent calls on his mobile phone. So what really did happen to Nick's beautiful wife?SHARP OBJECTS - When two girls are abducted and killed in Missouri, journalist Camille Preaker is sent back to her home town to report on the crimes.Long-haunted by a childhood tragedy and estranged from her mother for years, Camille suddenly finds herself installed once again in her family's mansion, reacquainting herself with her distant mother and the half-sister she barely knows. As Camille works to uncover the truth about these violent crimes, she finds herself identifying with the young victims - a bit too strongly. Clues keep leading to dead ends, forcing Camille to unravel the psychological puzzle of her own past to get at the story. Dogged by her own demons, Camille will have to confront what happened to her years before if she wants to survive this homecomingDARK PLACES - Libby Day was just seven years old when her older brother massacred her family while she hid in a cupboard. Her evidence helped put him away. Ever since then she has been drifting, surviving for over 20 years on the proceeds of the 'Libby Day fund'. But now the money is running out and Libby is desperate. When she is offered $500 to do a guest appearance, she feels she has to accept. But this is no ordinary gathering. The Kill Club is a group of true-crime obsessives who share information on notorious murders, and they think her brother Ben is innocent. Was Ben capable of murder? Libby must delve into her family's past to uncover the truth - no matter how painful...

Gone Girl

Gone Girl

Author: Gillian Flynn Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/11/2012

'What are you thinking, Amy? The question I've asked most often during our marriage, if not out loud, if not to the person who could answer. I suppose these questions stormcloud over every marriage: What are you thinking? How are you feeling? Who are you? What have we done to each other? What will we do?' Just how well can you ever know the person you love? This is the question that Nick Dunne must ask himself on the morning of his fifth wedding anniversary when his wife Amy suddenly disappears. The police immediately suspect Nick. Amy's friends reveal that she was afraid of him, that she kept secrets from him. He swears it isn't true. A police examination of his computer shows strange searches. He says they aren't his. And then there are the persistent calls on his mobile phone. So what really did happen to Nick's beautiful wife? And what was in that half-wrapped box left so casually on their marital bed? In this novel, marriage truly is the art of war ...

Novels of Gillian Flynn

Novels of Gillian Flynn

Author: Gillian Flynn Format: eBook Release Date: 31/07/2012

"e;Gillian Flynn is the real deal, a sharp, acerbic, and compelling storyteller with a knack for the macabre."e; Stephen KingThis collection, available exclusively as an ebook,brings together the first two novels of Gillian Flynn, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Gone Girl. In Sharp Objects, Flynn's debut novel, a young journalist returns home to cover a dark assignmentand to face her own damaged family history. With its taut, crafted writing, Sharp Objects is addictive, haunting, and unforgettable. Flynn's second novel, Dark Places, is an intricately orchestrated thriller that ravages a family's past to unearth the truth behind a horrifying crime. A New York Times bestseller and Weekend Today Top Summer Read, Dark Places solidified Flynn's status as one of the most critically acclaimed suspense writers of our time.

Gone Girl

Gone Girl

Author: Gillian Flynn Format: eBook Release Date: 05/06/2012

Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American ReadMarriage can be a real killer. One of the most critically acclaimed suspense writers of our time, New York Times bestseller Gillian Flynn takes that statement to its darkest place in this unputdownable masterpiece about a marriage gone terribly, terribly wrong. The Chicago Tribune proclaimed thather work ';draws you in and keeps you reading with the force of a pure but nasty addiction.' Gone Girl's toxic mix of sharp-edged wit and deliciously chilling prose creates a nerve-fraying thriller that confounds you at every turn. On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife's head, but passages from Amy's diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the mediaas well as Amy's fiercely doting parentsthe town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitterbut is he really a killer?As the cops close in, every couple in town is soon wondering how well they know the one that they love. With his twin sister, Margo, at his side, Nick stands by his innocence. Trouble is, if Nick didn't do it, where is that beautiful wife? And what was in that silvery gift box hidden in the back of her bedroom closet?With herrazor-sharp writing and trademark psychological insight, Gillian Flynn delivers a fast-paced, devilishly dark, and ingeniously plotted thriller that confirms her status as one of the hottest writers around.

Dark Places

Dark Places

Author: Gillian Flynn Format: eBook Release Date: 05/05/2009

I have a meanness inside me, real as an organ.Libby Day was seven when her mother and two sisters were murdered in The Satan Sacrifice of Kinnakee, Kansas. As her family lay dying, little Libby fled their tiny farmhouse into the freezing January snow. She lost some fingers and toes, but she survivedand famously testified that her fifteen-year-old brother, Ben, was the killer. Twenty-five years later, Ben sits in prison, and troubled Libby lives off the dregs of a trust created by well-wishers whove long forgotten her. The Kill Club is a macabre secret society obsessed with notorious crimes. When they locate Libby and pump her for detailsproof they hope may free BenLibby hatches a plan to profit off her tragic history. For a fee, shell reconnect with the players from that night and report her findings to the club . . . and maybe shell admit her testimony wasnt so solid after all.As Libbys search takes her from shabby Missouri strip clubs to abandoned Oklahoma tourist towns, the narrative flashes back to January 2, 1985. The events of that day are relayed through the eyes of Libbys doomed family membersincluding Ben, a loner whose rage over his shiftless father and their failing farm have driven him into a disturbing friendship with the new girl in town. Piece by piece, the unimaginable truth emerges, and Libby finds herself right back where she startedon the run from a killer.

Sharp Objects

Sharp Objects

Author: Gillian Flynn Format: eBook Release Date: 03/10/2006

SOON TO BE AN HBO LIMITED SERIES STARRING AMY ADAMS, AIRING JULY 8FROM THE #1NEW YORK TIMESBESTSELLING AUTHOR OFGONE GIRLFresh from a brief stay at a psych hospital, reporter Camille Preaker faces a troubling assignment: she must return to her tiny hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls. For years, Camille has hardly spoken to her neurotic, hypochondriac mother or to the half-sister she barely knows: a beautiful thirteen-year-old with an eerie grip on the town. Now, installed in her old bedroom in her family's Victorian mansion, Camille finds herself identifying with the young victimsa bit too strongly. Dogged by her own demons, she must unravel the psychological puzzle of her own past if she wants to get the storyand survive this homecoming.

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