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Liane Moriarty (born 15 November 1966) is an Australian author. She is the older sister of author Jaclyn Moriarty.[1]

Liane Moriarty
Born (1966-11-15) 15 November 1966 (age 51)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation Novelist
Nationality Australian
Alma mater Macquarie University
Period 2004–present
Notable works
Spouse Adam
Children 2



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.[2]

Six further novels have been published.

Moriarty lives in Sydney with her husband, Adam, a former farmer from Tasmania who worked in agricultural marketing, and two children, George and Anna.[3][4]

Her novel Big Little Lies has been adapted into a limited series by HBO,[5] and starred Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Laura Dern, Zoë Kravitz, and Alexander Skarsgård. The series premiered on February 19, 2017, and concluded on April 2, 2017.[6] A second series was announced in December, 2017. [7]




  • The Petrifying Problem with Princess Petronella (2009)
  • The Shocking Trouble on the Planet of Shobble (2009)
  • The Wicked War on the Planet of Whimsy (2010)


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-11. Retrieved 2011-07-17. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-11. Retrieved 2011-07-17. 
  3. ^ Bearup, Greg (12 December 2014). "Big little lives". The Australian. Retrieved 3 April 2017. 
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ Littleton, Cynthia (2015-05-08). "HBO Orders Reese Witherspoon-Nicole Kidman Limited Series 'Big Little Lies'". Variety. Retrieved 2017-09-19. 
  6. ^ Petski, Denise (2016-11-28). "'Big Little Lies' From David E. Kelley Gets Premiere Date On HBO". Deadline. Retrieved 2017-09-19. 
  7. ^ 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. 

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