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Gender: Female
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The eldest of six children, Liane Moriarty grew up in Sydney. An advertising copywriter, she has written in a range of styles and formats from websites and catalogues to television commercials and cereal boxes.

Moriarty published her first novel, Three Wishes, in 2003. Since then, she has released an additional six novels, including Big Little Lies, which was adapted by American television creative David E. Kelley into a widely acclaimed series, nominated for both a Gold Globe and an Emmy.

Moriarty is the sister of Jaclyn Moriarty and Nicola Moriarty (qq.v.).

Most Referenced Works


  • Voted number 2 in the Booktopia Top 50 Favourite Australian Authors for 2018

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Nine Perfect Strangers Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia , 2018 14403731 2018 single work novel

"The retreat at health and wellness resort Tranquillum House promises total transformation. Nine stressed city dwellers are keen to drop their literal and mental baggage, and absorb the meditative ambience while enjoying their hot stone massages. 

"Watching over them is the resort's director, a woman on a mission to reinvigorate their tired minds and bodies. 

"These nine perfect strangers have no idea what is about to hit them.

"With her wit, compassion and uncanny understanding of human behaviour, Liane Moriarty explores the depth of connection that can be formed when people are thrown together in... unconventional circumstances." (Publisher's website)

2019 longlisted Davitt Award Best Adult Crime Novel
2019 longlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian General Fiction Book of the Year
2019 longlisted Indie Awards Fiction
y separately published work icon Truly Madly Guilty Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia , 2016 9661852 2016 single work novel

'Six responsible adults. Three cute kids. One small dog. It’s just a normal weekend. What could possibly go wrong?

Sam and Clementine have a wonderful, albeit, busy life: they have two little girls, Sam has just started a new dream job, and Clementine, a cellist, is busy preparing for the audition of a lifetime. If there’s anything they can count on, it’s each other. Clementine and Erika are each other’s oldest friends. A single look between them can convey an entire conversation. But theirs is a complicated relationship, so when Erika mentions a last minute invitation to a barbecue with her neighbors, Tiffany and Vid, Clementine and Sam don’t hesitate. Having Tiffany and Vid’s larger than life personalities there will be a welcome respite. Two months later, it won’t stop raining, and Clementine and Sam can’t stop asking themselves the question: What if we hadn’t gone?

In Truly Madly Guilty, Liane Moriarty takes on the foundations of our lives: marriage, sex, parenthood, and friendship. She shows how guilt can expose the fault lines in the most seemingly strong relationships, how what we don’t say can be more powerful than what we do, and how sometimes it is the most innocent of moments that can do the greatest harm' (publication blurb).

2017 longlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian General Fiction Book of the Year
2017 shortlisted Indie Awards Fiction
y separately published work icon Big Little Lies Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia , 2014 7584821 2014 single work novel crime

'I guess it started with the mothers.'

'It was all just a terrible misunderstanding.'

'I'll tell you exactly why it happened.'

'Pirriwee Public's annual school Trivia Night has ended in a shocking riot. A parent is dead. Was it murder, a tragic accident... or something else entirely?

'Big Little Lies is a funny, heartbreaking, challenging story of ex-husbands and second wives, new friendships, old betrayals and and schoolyard politics.

'No. 1 New York Times bestselling author turns her unique gaze on the dangerous little lies we tell ourselves every day and what really goes on behind closed suburban doors.

'Let me be clear. This is not a circus. This is a murder investigation.'

(Publication summary)

2015 winner Davitt Award Best Adult Crime Novel
2015 shortlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Australian General Fiction Book of the Year
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