Gillian Flynn to read at The Parlor Tuesday, April 7th, 2009 at 7pm


Gillian will read an excerpt from her new book Dark Places, a literary thriller about murder cults, Oklahoma tourist traps, the “Satanic Panic” of the 1980s, Missouri strip clubs, redheads and farming, due out on May 5th from Random Houses’ Shaye Areheart Books. Following Gillian’s 30 minute reading, she will take questions from the audience.

Gillian Flynn was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri and studied journalism at KU and Northwestern, where she earned her master’s… and discovered there was a wonderful place for a movie geek with a journalism degree: Entertainment Weekly magazine.

During her years at EW, Flynn visited the sets of films ranging from The Lord of the Rings to Jackass the Movie (the most awesome set visit ever). Gillian was also the magazine’s TV critic (best all-time show: The Wire).

Flynn’s 2006 debut novel, the literary mystery Sharp Objects, was an Edgar Award finalist and the winner of two Dagger Awards from Britain’s Crime Writers Association. It has been published in more than 20 countries. Movie rights have been sold; Gillian is currently writing the screenplay adaptation.

Gillian lives in Chicago with her husband, Brett Nolan, and a giant black cat named Roy.

As always, the event will be recorded and published on-line for your repeated listening pleasure on iTunes and at

All readings take place at The Green Lantern 1511 N. Milwaukee Ave, 2nd Floor