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Who is Gillian Flynn?
Gillian Schieber Flynn was born in 1971 in Kansas City, Missouri, the daughter of two professors. Judith Ann (née Schieber), was a reading-comprehension professor, and her father, Edwin Matthew Flynn, was a film professor. She studied at the University of Kansas, where she received her degrees in English and journalism, and later obtained a master’s degree at the Medill School of Journalism, at Chicago. Flynn wanted to be a police reporter, but discovered she had “no aptitude” for it. So she worked as a freelance before being hired at Entertainment Weekly where she worked for 10 years before being laid off in 2008.
Gillian Flynn began writing her novels in her free time when she was still working at EW. She has published three novels, all of them have been adapted for film or television, and a short story. She now worked mostly as a screenwriter and executive producer. She adapted her own novel Gone Girl, and co-written the movie Widows with Steve McQueen. She has also been the showrunner for the television series Utopia.
Gillian Flynn is married to lawyer Brett Nolan and the couple has two children.
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