Gillian Flynn

Gillian Flynn

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The Grownup (a short story) (Short Stories/Novellas) was the most recently released book by Gillian Flynn, on June 16th, 2014.

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Gillian Flynn Stats: The highest rated book by Gillian Flynn on Book Notification is The Grownup, a Novella. The second-highest rated book is Sharp Objects, a Standalone novel.

The most read book by Gillian Flynn on Book Notification is Gone Girl, a Standalone novel. The second most read book is Sharp Objects, a Standalone novel.

Below is a complete list of Gillian Flynn books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series.

List of Standalone Novels in Publication Order

List of Short Stories/Novellas in Publication Order

List of Gillian Flynn Anthologies in Publication Order

Gillian Flynn: Biography

Gillian Flynn (Gillian Schieber Flynn) was born on February 24th, 1971 and is currently 53 years old. Gillian Flynn was born in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. Flynn attended University of Kansas where she received a B.A. English and Journalism and Medill School of Journalism where she received an M.A. Journalism.

Gillian Flynn (Gillian Schieber Flynn) is probably best known for her Standalone Novels. There are currently 3 novels available. The first standalone was released in 2006 with the novel Sharp Objects. The most recently released novel was Gone Girl which was released in 2012. There are no upcoming standalone novels by Gillian at this time.

Gillian made the Kono Mystery ga Sugoi! annual top ten list in Japan one time. It was for her smash hit Gone Girl in 2014, which was ranked #9.

Gillian Flynn is a member of The Nielsen Bestseller Award's 21st Century Platinum Hall of Fame.

Gillian Flynn: Awards & Accolades

Flynn's books have won multiple awards, Sharp Objects won the Crime Writer's Association Award, Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award, in 2007 as well as the Crime Writer's Association Award - New Blood Dagger Award in 2007. Gone Girl won the Goodreads Awards, Best Mystery and Thriller, in 2012 as well as the British Book Awards - International Author of the Year in 2013. The Grownup won the Edgar Award, Best Short Story, in 2015.

The following novels by Gillian Flynn were nominated for these awards:

  • Sharp Objects: Barry Award, Best First Novel (2007). Edgar Award, Best First Novel (2007).
  • Dark Places: Crime Writer's Association Award, Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award (2009).
  • Gone Girl: Goodreads Awards, Best Goodreads Author (2012). Barry Award, Best Novel (2013). Edgar Award, Best Mystery Novel (2013). Anthony Award, Best Mystery Novel (2013). Macavity Award, Best Mystery Novel (2013). Goodreads Awards, Best of the Best (2018). Barry Award, Best Mystery/Crime Novel of the Decade (2020).
  • Rogues: World Fantasy Award, Anthology (2015).

Gillian Flynn: Lists & Other Mentions

  • Gone Girl was a New York Times: #1 Fiction Best Seller in 2012 and 2013 and 2014 and 2015.

Gillian Flynn: TV/Movies Based on Books

Gone Girl the film, was released in 2014. Gillian Flynn wrote the screenplay based on her novel of the same name. The movie starred Ben Affleck as Nick Dunne and Rosamund Pike as Amy Elliott Dunne.

The book Sharp Objects was adapted as a limited series on HBO, the tv show starred Amy Adams.

Flynns novel Dark Places was also turned into a movie starting Charlize Theron, it was released in 2015.

Sharp Objects was made into a miniseries which aired on HBO. The series was created by Marti Noxon and featured Amy Adams as Camille Preaker, Patricia Clarkson as Adora Crellin, and Chris Messina as Detective Richard Willis. The show premiered on HBO in 2018 and was a hit with critics and audiences.

The show received multiple nominations at the Primetime Emmy Awards. Patricia Clarkson won the Golden Globe for Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film while Adams was nominated in the Best Actress category.

Gone Girl was the first adaptation of Gillian Flynn's work. The 2014 film was directed by David Fincher from a screenplay by Flynn. It starred Ben Affleck as Nick Dunne, Rosamund Pike as Amy Elliott Dunne, Neil Patrick Harris as Desi Collings, Tyler Perry as Tanner Bolt, and Emily Ratajkowski as Andie Fitzgerald. The movie was a major success after its release with a worldwide total gross over $350 million which made it one of the most profitable films of the year.

It was also a major critical success and earned many accolades. The film received four nominations at the Golden Globes: Best Director, Best Actress, Best Screenplay, and Best Original Score. Rosamund Pike was also nominated for Best Actress as the Academy Awards.

Flynn's Dark Places was turned into a film in 2015 by Gilles Paquet-Brenner who wrote and directed it. The film starred Charlize Theron as Libby Day, Christina Hendricks as Patty Day, and Nicholas Hoult as Lyle Wirth. The movie drew mixed reviews and was not much of a hit at the box office.

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  1. John Grisham, author of the Jake Brigance Series.
  2. Stephen King, author of The Dark Tower Series.
  3. Michael Connelly, author of the Harry Bosch Series.
  4. Harlan Coben, author of the Myron Bolitar Series.
  5. James Patterson, author of the Alex Cross Series.

Gillian Flynn: F.A.Q

When was Gillian Flynn Born? How old is Gillian Flynn?

Gillian Flynn was born on February 24th, 1971. Gillian Flynn is currently 53 years old.

Where was Gillian Flynn Born?

Gillian Flynn was born in Kansas City, Missouri, USA and is American.

What book awards has Gillian Flynn won?

Sharp Objects: Crime Writer's Association Award Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award (2007), Crime Writer's Association Award New Blood Dagger Award (2007).
Gone Girl: Goodreads Awards Best Mystery and Thriller (2012), British Book Awards International Author of the Year (2013).
The Grownup: Edgar Award Best Short Story (2015).

What was the first book Gillian Flynn wrote?

The first novel written by Gillian Flynn was Sharp Objects, published in 2006.

What was the most recent book Gillian Flynn wrote?

Her most recently released work was The Grownup (a short story) on June 16th, 2014.

Will there be any more books by Gillian Flynn?

Gillian Flynn does not have any upcoming books with a set publication date within the next few months at this time.

How many books has Gillian Flynn written?

Gillian Flynn has written 4 books. 3 Standalone Novels, 1 Short Story/Novella.

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    Dave W.
    Dave W.
    2 years ago

    One of my favourite authors of all time, and someone who has created her own niche.

    I’m thankful not just for Gillian and her great books, but the trend she created within the book world.

    I have discovered so many great female authors writing psychological thrillers due to her popularity such as B.A. Paris, Shari Lapena and so many more.

    Also if you have just read Gone Girl be sure to read the other books. Just as good! (Well maybe not just as good but close to it)

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