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Liane Moriarty

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Liane Moriarty
Born (1966-11-15) 15 November 1966 (age 57)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Alma materMacquarie University
Notable works
RelativesJaclyn Moriarty (sister)

Liane Moriarty (born 15 November 1966) is an Australian author. She has written nine novels, including the New York Times best sellers Big Little Lies and Nine Perfect Strangers, which were adapted into television series for HBO and Hulu, respectively.

Early life and education[edit]

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 since published eight further novels.


Her novel Big Little Lies was 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.

In September 2013, CBS Films acquired the rights to an earlier Moriarty novel, The Husband's Secret.[5] In May 2017, it was announced that the film will star Blake Lively.[6] In February 2022, it was announced that Kat Coiro would be directing the film for Sony Pictures.[7]

Her novel Nine Perfect Strangers, published November 6, 2018, was adapted into a television series by Hulu, starring and produced by Nicole Kidman.[8][9]

An adaptation of her novel The Last Anniversary entered production in Sydney in 2023, produced by and starring Nicole Kidman.[10]

Apples Never Fall is a 2024 mystery drama miniseries based on Moriarty's novel of the same name.

Personal life[edit]

Moriarty lives in Sydney with her husband, Adam, a former farmer from Tasmania. They have two children, George and Anna.[11][12] She is the older sister of author Jaclyn Moriarty.[13][1]



  • Three Wishes (ISBN 0732911966, 2004)
  • The Last Anniversary (ISBN 1405036842, 2005)
  • 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)

Children's books[edit]

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 "Liane Moriarty Online". Archived from the original on 11 July 2011. Retrieved 17 July 2011.
  2. ^ Littleton, Cynthia (8 May 2015). "HBO Orders Reese Witherspoon-Nicole Kidman Limited Series 'Big Little Lies'". Variety. Retrieved 19 September 2017.
  3. ^ Petski, Denise (28 November 2016). "'Big Little Lies' From David E. Kelley Gets Premiere Date On HBO". Deadline. Retrieved 19 September 2017.
  4. ^ Koblin, John (8 December 2017). "'Big Little Lies' to Return for a Second Season". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 30 December 2017.
  5. ^ Ng, Philiana (4 September 2013). "CBS Films to Adapt 'The Husband's Secret' for Big Screen". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  6. ^ Kroll, Justin (25 May 2017). "Blake Lively to Star in Thriller 'The Husband's Secret' From 'Big Little Lies' Author". Variety. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  7. ^ Kroll, Justin (14 February 2022). "'Marry Me' Director Kat Coiro To Helm Sony's Adaptation Of Liane Moriarty's 'Husband's Secret'". Deadline. Retrieved 21 July 2022.
  8. ^ Porter, Rick (1 May 2019). "Nicole Kidman, 'Big Little Lies' Team Set Drama Series at Hulu". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 3 July 2019.
  9. ^ Mangan, Lucy (20 August 2021). "Nine Perfect Strangers review – forget Nicole Kidman … Melissa McCarthy steals this show". The Guardian. Retrieved 11 September 2021.
  10. ^ Goldbart, Max; Whittock, Jesse (24 December 2023). "From 'Doctor Who' To 'The Count Of Monte Cristo': Deadline's 15 Buzzy International TV Dramas To Look Out For In 2024". Desdline Hollywood. Retrieved 24 December 2023.
  11. ^ Bearup, Greg (12 December 2014). "Big little lives". The Australian. Retrieved 3 April 2017.
  12. ^ 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.
  13. ^ "Nicola Moriarty". www.penguin.com.au.

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