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'I don't see female characters as vicious...'

5 August 2013

'I don't see female characters as vicious. In literature, you find so many instances of male characters who are immoral, tormented or angry - all the things that male characters seem very freely able to be...

People assume you're using a substantial part of your life when you write fiction. Although I did have to be careful. Every once in a while, if we'd had an argument, I'd be downstairs at my little laptop and like "And another thing..."'

Gillian Flynn, the author of Gone Girl, who has sold the film rights and will be writing the screenplay, in The Times