“Gone Girl” was one of the international publishing sensations of 2012. A book that everyone was talking about, it’s dark, twisted and spent over 100 weeks on the New York Times bestseller lists. It was adapted into a film directed by David Fincher and starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike in 2014. Author Gillian Flynn (pronounced with a hard G) wrote the screenplay for the hit film.
Born on 24 February, 1971 in Kansas City, Gillian Flynn’s parents were college professors who taught film and literature, which inspired her to be a writer. After earning degrees in English and journalism, she worked for Entertainment Weekly and worked as a TV critic for the last four years she worked there. She released her debut novel, Sharp Objects, in 2006 and followed this up with 2009’s Dark Places before becoming a global sensation with Gone Girl.