Gillian Flynn

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The Young Offenders

It’s still so young as a medium: not even a century old. But so much has happened to television recently, it’s hard to say how we’ll be watching it by(...)

“Women kill people occasionally, but it doesn’t happen very often. If you’re writing in this genre it’s likely that men aren’t going to get an easy time”

‘She had never realised before her life was torn apart how awkward grief was, how inconvenient for everyone with whom the mourner came into contact,” (...)

The average adult over 45 years needs about seven rather than eight hours of sleep

“Sleep is arguably the single most important thing we do every day for normal physical and mental health, and we’re all sleeping about one hour less t(...)

Kathleen Glasgow: her aim was to write an uplifting personal story that would inspire hope in anyone affected by self-harm and she has achieved it.

It is a truth universally acknowledged that since the publication of Gillian Flynn’s bestselling Gone Girl in 2012, books with “girl” in the title do (...)

The Girl on the Train writer Paula Hawkins make the Forbes list of richest authors. Photograph: the Guardian

Former financial journalist Paula Hawkins has become one of the world’s highest-paid authors, leap-frogging Game of Thrones bestseller George RR Mart(...)

 Megan Abbott: Sharp and precise prose. Photograph: Drew Reilly

‘Some people would always be jealous of Devon, the way they were jealous of all beautiful and brilliant things,” Katie Knox reflects on her daughter,(...)

Michael Connelly: creator of Harry Bosch

Among the many qualities of the Harry Bosch series, it is the way that Michael Connelly, its author, depicts the rivalries and political wrangling (...)

Gillian (26) is a pastry chef from Clonmel, Co Tipperary who most recently worked at the Shelbourne Hotel. Wesley (26) from Capetown, South Afr(...)

Julianne Moore accepts her Academy Award. ‘Political acceptance speeches are supposed to be the anomalies that keep the ceremony honest. They’re not supposed to define the night.’ Photograph: Christopher Polk/Getty Images

Of all the details to emerge about blurred lines at the Daily Telegraph, perhaps the least surprising is the leaking of a memo from film distributor S(...)

David Kelly and Brendan Cauldwell in RTÉ’s 1980 adaptation of ‘Strumpet City’ - James Plunkett’s book  was the most borrowed adult fiction from public libraries in 2013

Strumpet City was the most borrowed book of adult fiction from public libraries last year, new figures show. Library users also elevated Fifty Shades (...)

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