Liane Moriarty writes smart, sexy suburban satire – and it's made her a huge, if reluctant, star.
The Sydney-based author is perhaps the most successful novelist in Australian history. She once had three books on the New York Times bestseller list at the same time, and her books are translated in 40 languages (including Montenegrin and Slovenian). Engrossing and ingeniously plotted, Moriarty’s novels – including Three Wishes, Truly Madly Guilty and more – are somehow both wicked and warm.
They’re a hit in Hollywood, too. Her 2014 novel, Big Little Lies, is now an Emmy-winning TV series, starring Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman, and What Alice Forgot is headed for the big screen next year.
At the Athenaeum Theatre in September, Toni Jordan joins Moriarty to discuss Hollywood success, Moriarty's new novel, Nine Perfect Strangers, and the universal stories that spring from the suburbs of Sydney.
This event will be Auslan interpreted.
Readings will be our bookseller at this event.
Liane Moriarty is the Australian author of seven internationally bestselling novels, Three Wishes, The Last Anniversary, What Alice Forgot,The Hypnotist's Love Story and the number 1 New York Times bestsellers The Husband's Secret, Big Little Lies and Truly Madly Guilty. Her books have sold over fourteen million copies worldwide, including two million in Australia and New Zealand.
Toni Jordan is the author of five novels. The international bestseller Addition was a Richard and Judy Bookclub pick and was longlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award. Fall Girl was published internationally and has been optioned for film, and Nine Days was awarded Best Fiction at the Indie Awards, was shortlisted for the ABIA Best General Fiction award, and was named in Kirkus Review’s top 10 Historical Novels of 2013. Our Tiny, Useless Hearts was shortlisted for the Voss Literary Prize 2017 and longlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award 2018. Toni’s latest book is the literary mystery The Fragments. She lives in Melbourne.