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Gillian Flynn

Gillian Flynn (MSJ97) is a best-selling author, best known for her third novel, “Gone Girl.” The book spent more than 130 weeks on The New York Times Best Sellers list, including 37 weeks in the No. 1 spot. Flynn also wrote the screenplay for the movie, which starred Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike.

Flynn wrote her first novel, “Sharp Objects,” while working at Entertainment Weekly in New York. HBO picked up “Sharp Objects” as a mini-series starring Amy Adams. Flynn is an executive producer and wrote or co-wrote several of the episodes.

Her second book, “Dark Places,” spent more than 100 weeks on The New York Times Best Sellers list. It was made into a movie starring Charlize Theron in 2015. She also co-wrote a movie with Steve McQueen called “Widows,” which will star Viola Davis and Liam Neeson.