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Creativity 50 2013: Gillian Flynn

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Gillian Flynn's novel "Gone Girl"  became the word-of-mouth-propelled hit of 2012.  

A witty, dark thriller about a woman who goes missing on her fifth wedding anniversary, it prompted readers to turn in droves to her previous two psychological thrillers, "Sharp Objects" and "Dark Places"—which then stormed to the top of the bestseller charts.Celebrity fans include actress Reese Witherspoon, who snapped up the "Gone Girl" film rights, while David Fincher of "The Social Network" is rumored to be in talks to direct. With her talent for unexpected twists, and ability to write stylishly about dark and gruesome subject matter, the former Entertainment Weekly TV critic looks set for literary and commercial glory.
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