Liane Moriarty

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Liane Moriarty
Born (1966-11-15) 15 November 1966 (age 54)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Alma materMacquarie University
Notable works

Liane Moriarty (born 1966) is an Australian author. She has written eight novels, including the New York Times best seller Big Little Lies, which was adapted into a television series for HBO.


After leaving school, Moriarty worked in advertising and marketing at a legal publishing company. She then ran her own company for a while before taking work as a freelance advertising copywriter. In 2004, after obtaining a master's degree at Macquarie University in Sydney her first novel Three Wishes, written as part of the degree, was published.[1]

She has published seven further novels.

Her novel Big Little Lies has been adapted into a television series by HBO,[2] and stars Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Laura Dern, Zoë Kravitz, and Alexander Skarsgård. The series premiered on 19 February 2017, with the first season concluding on 2 April 2017.[3] A second season was announced in December 2017.[4] Season two premiered in June 2019.

A previous novel, The Husband's Secret, is being adapted into a film. In September 2013, CBS Films acquired the rights to the novel.[5] In May 2017, it was announced that the film will star Blake Lively.[6]

Her novel Nine Perfect Strangers, published November 6, 2018, is being adapted into a television series by Hulu, starring and produced by Nicole Kidman.[7] The series will premier in 2021.

Personal life[edit]

Moriarty lives in Sydney with her husband, Adam, a former farmer from Tasmania who worked in agricultural marketing, and two children, George and Anna.[8][9] She is the older sister of authors Jaclyn Moriarty and Nicola Moriarty.[10][1]



  • Three Wishes (ISBN 0732911966, 2004)
  • The Last Anniversary (ISBN 1405036842, 2006)
  • What Alice Forgot (ISBN 9781405038577, 2009)
  • The Hypnotist's Love Story (ISBN 9781742610603, 2011)
  • The Husband's Secret (ISBN 9781742612010, 2013)
  • Big Little Lies (ISBN 9781743530436, 2014)
  • Truly Madly Guilty (ISBN 9781925479928, 2016)
  • Nine Perfect Strangers (ISBN 9781250069825, September 2018)
  • Apples Never Fall (ISBN 9781250220257, September 2021)


The Space Brigade series (also known as Nicola Berry: Earthling Ambassador):

  1. The Petrifying Problem with Princess Petronella (ISBN 9780330423007, 2007)
  2. The Shocking Trouble on the Planet of Shobble (ISBN 9780330424707, 2009)
  3. The Wicked War on the Planet of Whimsy (ISBN 9780330425391, 2010)


  1. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-11. Retrieved 2011-07-17.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Littleton, Cynthia (2015-05-08). "HBO Orders Reese Witherspoon-Nicole Kidman Limited Series 'Big Little Lies'". Variety. Retrieved 2017-09-19.
  3. ^ Petski, Denise (2016-11-28). "'Big Little Lies' From David E. Kelley Gets Premiere Date On HBO". Deadline. Retrieved 2017-09-19.
  4. ^ Koblin, John (2017-12-08). "'Big Little Lies' to Return for a Second Season". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-12-30.
  5. ^ Ng, Philiana (2013-09-04). "CBS Films to Adapt 'The Husband's Secret' for Big Screen". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2018-07-16.
  6. ^ Kroll, Justin (2017-05-25). "Blake Lively to Star in Thriller 'The Husband's Secret' From 'Big Little Lies' Author". Variety. Retrieved 2018-07-16.
  7. ^ Porter, Rick (2019-05-01). "Nicole Kidman, 'Big Little Lies' Team Set Drama Series at Hulu". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2019-07-03.
  8. ^ Bearup, Greg (12 December 2014). "Big little lives". The Australian. Retrieved 3 April 2017.
  9. ^ Hooton, Amanda (15 July 2016). "How Sydney author Liane Moriarty sold six million books and inspired an HBO series". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 3 April 2017.
  10. ^ "Nicola Moriarty".

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