Gillian Flynn . Born: 02/24/1971 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA Jump to Related Articles Photos Filmography Biography Filmography Writer (3) Sharp Objects 2016 - 2017 (TV Show) Source Material (from novel) Gone Girl 2014 (Movie) (Screenplay) Gone Girl 2014 (Movie) (from novel: "Gone Girl") (Source Material) Producer (2) Sharp Objects 2016 - 2017 (TV Show) Executive Producer Utopia 2015 - 2016 (TV Show) Executive Producer Biography . EDUCATION Northwestern University University of Kansas Milestones 2012 Third novel "Gone Girl" becomes a major best-seller. Bonus Trivia . Once wanted to work as a crime reporter.