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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 television series by HBO,[5] and stars 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]

A previous novel, The Husband's Secret, is being adapted into a film. In September 2013, CBS Films acquired the rights to the novel.[8] In May 2017, it was announced that the film will star Blake Lively.[9]



  • Three Wishes (ISBN 0732911966, 2003)
  • The Last Anniversary (ISBN 1405036842, 2006)
  • What Alice Forgot (ISBN 9781405038577, 2010)
  • 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)


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. ^ "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.
  8. ^ Ng, Philiana (2013-09-04). "CBS Films to Adapt 'The Husband's Secret' for Big Screen". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2018-07-16.
  9. ^ 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.

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