Happy Birthday: Gillian Flynn

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Gillian Flynn.jpgGillian Flynn

Born: February 24, 1971 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA

Married to:
Brett Nolan (2007 – present) (2 children)

I’ve certainly been called a misogynist and that to me is strange. It feels so old-fashioned to think because you write about awful women that you don’t like women. To me, it’s worse to only write about good women. I’m tired of women as the supporting character, women as the helpmate, women as the adorably flawed heroine – she can be front and center, but only if she falls down a lot and has trouble with men.

[Discussing her novel Dark Places with her husband] His question to her was: “I’m curious, do you love Libby? Do you like writing her?” And I was like, “Ugh, I can’t stand her.” You would think I knew her personally. He said he could tell I didn’t like writing her or believe in…

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