- Gillian Flynn
Gillian Flynn is an American
authorand television criticfor " Entertainment Weekly". She has so far written one novel, "Sharp Objects".
Her book has received wide praise [cite web |url=http://www.amazon.com/Sharp-Objects-Novel-Gillian-Flynn/dp/0307341542|title=Amazon|accessdate=2007-07-29 |author= |authorlink= |coauthors= |date= |year= |month= |format= |work= |publisher=|pages= |language= |archiveurl= |archivedate= |quote= ] , including from authors such as
Stephen King. The dark plot revolves around a serial killer in a Missouritown, and the reporter who has returned from Chicagoto cover the event. Themes include dysfunctional families,violence and self-harm.
In 2007 the novel was shortlisted for the
Crime Writers' AssociationDuncan Lawrie, CWA New Blood and Ian Fleming Steel Daggers, winning in the last two categories.cite web |title = Gillian Flynn wins with Sharp Objects |publisher =The CWA | url = http://www.thecwa.co.uk/daggers/2007/newblood.html |accessdate =2008-01-23 ]
Flynn, who lives in Chicago, grew up in
Kansas City, Missouri. [cite web| last = McClurg |first = Jocelyn |title =New voices: Gillian Flynn makes thriller debut |publisher = USA Today |date = 2006-09-27| url = http://www.usatoday.com/life/books/news/2006-09-27-new-voices-flynn_x.htm |accessdate =2008-01-23 ] She graduated at the University of Kansas, and qualified for a Master's degree from Northwestern University.
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