Acclaimed author best known for her third novel Gone Girl, which was adapted into a 2014 feature film directed by
She was previously a television critic for Entertainment Weekly. She earned undergraduate degrees in English and Journalism from the University of Kansas and received her Master's degree from Medill School of Journalism.
Her first novel, Sharp Objects, was published in 2006 and her second novel, Dark Places, was published in 2009.
She married Brett Nolan in 2007 and she has a son named Flynn. She was born in Kansas City to parents who were professors. She has a brother named Travis.