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Liane Moriarty

Author of #1 New York Times Best Seller "Big Little Lies"

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Liane Moriarty was born on a beautiful November day in 1966 in Sydney. A few hours after she was born, she smiled directly at her father through the nursery glass window, which is remarkable, seeing as most babies can’t even focus their eyes at that age.

Her first word was ‘glug.’ This was faithfully recorded in the baby book kept by her mother. (As the eldest of six children, Liane was the only one to get a baby book, so she likes to refer to it often.)

As a child, she loved to read, so much so that school friends would cruelly hide their books when she came to play. She still doesn’t know how to go to sleep at night without first reading a novel for a very long time in a very hot bath.

She can’t remember the first story she ever wrote, but she does remember her first publishing deal. Her father ‘commissioned’ her to write a novel for him and paid her an advance of $1.00. She wrote a three volume epic called, "The Mystery of Dead Man’s Island."

After leaving school, Liane began a career in advertising and marketing. She became quite corporate for a while and wore suits and worried a lot about the size of her office. She eventually left her position as marketing manager of a legal publishing company to run her own (not especially successful) business called The Little Ad Agency. After that she worked as (a more successful, thankfully) freelance advertising copywriter, writing everything from websites and TV commercials to the back of the Sultana Bran box.

She also wrote short stories and many first chapters of novels that didn’t go any further. The problem was that she didn’t actually believe that real people had novels published. Then one day she found out that they did, when her younger sister Jaclyn Moriarty called to say that her (brilliant, hilarious, award-winning) novel, "Feeling Sorry for Celia" was about to be published.

In a fever of sibling rivalry, Liane rushed to the computer and wrote a children’s book called "The Animal Olympics," which went on to be enthusiastically rejected by every publisher in Australia. She calmed down and enrolled in a Masters degree at Macquarie University in Sydney. As part of that degree, she wrote her first novel, "Three Wishes." It was accepted by the lovely people at Pan Macmillan and went on to be published around the world. Her latest books are published by the equally lovely people at Amy Einhorn Books in the US and Penguin in the UK.

Since then she has written four more novels for adults, as well as a series of books for children.

In August 2013 Liane’s fifth novel "The Husband’s Secret" was released in the US and within two weeks had climbed the charts to become a No. 1 New York Times Bestseller. Much champagne was drunk. Her latest novel, published in 2014, "Big Little Lies," also became No. 1 New York Times Bestseller.

Liane's youngest sister Nicola Moriarty has also released two novels, a wonderful, gripping story called "Free-falling" and her brilliant follow up novel, "Paper Chains," published by Random House.

Liane is now a full-time author. She lives in Sydney with her husband and two small children who like to climb all over her while she tries to write helpfully smashing their fists against the keyboard and suggesting she might like to watch the Wiggles instead.

Books
Nine Perfect Strangers

Nine Perfect Strangers

The Hypnotist's Love Story

The Hypnotist's Love Story

Truly Madly Guilty

Truly Madly Guilty

The Husband's Secret

The Husband's Secret

Three Wishes: A Novel

Three Wishes: A Novel

It Ends with Us: A Novel

It Ends with Us: A Novel

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  • Liane Moriarty - Interview | BookPage

    We're all one step away from disaster, and Australian author Liane Moriarty knows it. One day, the sun is shining and you're attending a backyard barbecue with.

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  • What topics does Liane Moriarty speak about?

    Liane Moriarty is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Authors, Television Stars.
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    Liane Moriarty generally travels from Sydney, Australia, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
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    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Liane Moriarty for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Liane Moriarty for your next private or corporate function.
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Author of #1 New York Times Best Seller "Big Little Lies"

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Liane Moriarty Biography

Liane Moriarty was born on a beautiful November day in 1966 in Sydney. A few hours after she was born, she smiled directly at her father through the nursery glass window, which is remarkable, seeing as most babies can’t even focus their eyes at that age.

Her first word was ‘glug.’ This was faithfully recorded in the baby book kept by her mother. (As the eldest of six children, Liane was the only one to get a baby book, so she likes to refer to it often.)

As a child, she loved to read, so much so that school friends would cruelly hide their books when she came to play. She still doesn’t know how to go to sleep at night without first reading a novel for a very long time in a very hot bath.

She can’t remember the first story she ever wrote, but she does remember her first publishing deal. Her father ‘commissioned’ her to write a novel for him and paid her an advance of $1.00. She wrote a three volume epic called, "The Mystery of Dead Man’s Island."

After leaving school, Liane began a career in advertising and marketing. She became quite corporate for a while and wore suits and worried a lot about the size of her office. She eventually left her position as marketing manager of a legal publishing company to run her own (not especially successful) business called The Little Ad Agency. After that she worked as (a more successful, thankfully) freelance advertising copywriter, writing everything from websites and TV commercials to the back of the Sultana Bran box.

She also wrote short stories and many first chapters of novels that didn’t go any further. The problem was that she didn’t actually believe that real people had novels published. Then one day she found out that they did, when her younger sister Jaclyn Moriarty called to say that her (brilliant, hilarious, award-winning) novel, "Feeling Sorry for Celia" was about to be published.

In a fever of sibling rivalry, Liane rushed to the computer and wrote a children’s book called "The Animal Olympics," which went on to be enthusiastically rejected by every publisher in Australia. She calmed down and enrolled in a Masters degree at Macquarie University in Sydney. As part of that degree, she wrote her first novel, "Three Wishes." It was accepted by the lovely people at Pan Macmillan and went on to be published around the world. Her latest books are published by the equally lovely people at Amy Einhorn Books in the US and Penguin in the UK.

Since then she has written four more novels for adults, as well as a series of books for children.

In August 2013 Liane’s fifth novel "The Husband’s Secret" was released in the US and within two weeks had climbed the charts to become a No. 1 New York Times Bestseller. Much champagne was drunk. Her latest novel, published in 2014, "Big Little Lies," also became No. 1 New York Times Bestseller.

Liane's youngest sister Nicola Moriarty has also released two novels, a wonderful, gripping story called "Free-falling" and her brilliant follow up novel, "Paper Chains," published by Random House.

Liane is now a full-time author. She lives in Sydney with her husband and two small children who like to climb all over her while she tries to write helpfully smashing their fists against the keyboard and suggesting she might like to watch the Wiggles instead.

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  • How do I book Liane Moriarty to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Liane Moriarty for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Liane Moriarty, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Liane Moriarty or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Liane Moriarty

    Speaking fees for Liane Moriarty, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Liane Moriarty are available upon request for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Liane Moriarty, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Liane Moriarty speak about?

    Liane Moriarty is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Authors, Television Stars.
  • Where does Liane Moriarty travel from?

    Liane Moriarty generally travels from Sydney, Australia, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Liane Moriarty’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Liane Moriarty for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Liane Moriarty for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Liane Moriarty or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Liane Moriarty is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Liane Moriarty for your event is available upon request. Liane Moriarty generally travels from SydneyAustralia and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Kristin Hannah, Jojo Moyes, Emily Giffin, Paula Hawkins and Diane Chamberlain. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Liane Moriarty for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Liane Moriarty News

  • Liane Moriarty - Interview | BookPage

    We're all one step away from disaster, and Australian author Liane Moriarty knows it. One day, the sun is shining and you're attending a backyard barbecue with.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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