Gillian Flynn is Second Out Loud! Author Series Presenter of 2013


Out Loud! The Metro Library Network Author Series will present Gillian Flynn, author of the runaway bestseller Gone Girl, on Friday, June 14, at 7 p.m.

 The event—which is free and open to the public with no tickets required—will take place in the Hotel at Kirkwood Center. The Out Loud! Author Series is a program of the Cedar Rapids, Marion, and Hiawatha Public Libraries. Organizers have requested that patrons register for the events they intend to attend by visiting or calling one of the metro libraries.

Flynn’s 2006 debut novel, the literary mystery Sharp Objects, was an Edgar Award finalist and the winner of two of Britain’s Dagger Awards—the first book ever to win multiple Daggers in one year.

Flynn’s second novel, the 2009 New York Times bestseller Dark Places, was a New Yorker Reviewers’ Favorite, Weekend Today Top Summer Read, Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2009, and Chicago Tribune Favorite Fiction choice.
GoneGirlBut 2012’s Gone Girl has taken Flynn’s career to new heights. A consistent top ten bestseller since its release, the novel is a thriller centered on a marriage gone horribly awry. The book appeared on many best-of lists for 2012 and was an Edgar Award nominee.

Following her presentation, Flynn will take questions from the audience and then sign books. The Cedar Rapids Barnes & Noble will be on hand with copies of her work available for purchase.

All attendees can enter to win one a Nook HD+ and three e-books by Flynn.

The Out Loud! Author Series will wrap up its 2013 edition on June 28 with Edgar Award winner Dennis Lehane, author of Mystic River, Live by Night, and many other titles.

More information about the Out Loud! Author Series is available at

Out Loud! The Metro Library Network Author Series is supported by the Giacoletto Foundation with media support from The Gazette and event book sales provided by Barnes & Noble Booksellers.