After two bona fide critical and commercial successes with her first two thrillers, "Sharp Objects" and "Dark Places," Ukrainian Village-based author Gillian Flynn hit the stratosphere with her latest work, "Gone Girl." Not only did it perch atop the New York Times fiction bestseller list for two months, it has to date sold a couple of million copies and been optioned by 20th Century Fox for an upcoming feature film to be produced in part by actress Reese Witherspoon. Oh, and she recently made the Hollywood Reporter's first-ever list of the 25 most powerful authors in Hollywood. Stephen King and J.K. Rowling are on it, too.
Come February 13 at 6 p.m., you can see this hometown phenom for yourself when Flynn talks and reads at the Harold Washington Library downtown. Seating is first come, first served and Flynn will ink books at the end of her presentation.
For more about Flynn and her work, check out this Sun-Times article that ran last summer shortly after "Gone Girl's" publication.
Gillian Flynn at Harold Washington Library
Wed., February 13 at 6 p.m.
Cindy Pritzker Auditorium
400 S. State
Here's Gillian during a summer appearance on ABC's "The View"