Gillian Flynn was born in Kansas City, Missouri to two community-college professorsher mother taught reading; her father, film. Thus she spent an inordinate amount of her youth nosing through books and watching movies.
Gillian attended the University of Kansas, where she received her undergraduate degrees in English and journalism. She went on to earn her master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University
After 10 years working for Entertainment Weekly in New York, Gillian Flynn's debut novel, Sharp Objects, was an Edgar Award finalist and the winner of two of Britain's Dagger Awards. Her second book, Dark Places, was a New York Times bestseller, a New Yorker Reviewers' Favorite, Weekend TODAY Top Summer Read, Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2009, and Chicago Tribune Favorite Fiction choice.
She lives in Chicago with her husband, Brett Nolan, their son, and a giant cat named Roy
This biography was last updated on 11/21/2012.
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