In a coup for Lennox Arts Board, one of the star guests of Byron Writers Festival this year, Big Little Lies author Liane Moriarty, will be appearing at a special feature event at Club Lennox on Saturday 4 August.
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 one New York Times bestsellers The Husband’s Secret, Big Little Lies and Truly Madly Guilty. Her books have been read by more than ten million people worldwide, including one million in Australia.
Film rights to What Alice Forgot have been pre-empted by Sony TriStar with Jennifer Aniston starring as Alice.
The Husband’s Secret was a number one UK bestseller, an Amazon Best Book of 2013 and has been translated into over 40 languages. CBS Films has acquired the film rights with Blake Lively attached as lead actor and executive producer.
With Big Little Lies, Liane became the first Australian author to have a novel debut at number one on the New York Times bestseller list and it has been adapted for television by Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon who also star in the series, scripted by David E Kelley. The HBO series of Big Little Lies screened in the first half of 2017 and was nominated for sixteen, and won five, Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Limited Series and Outstanding Lead Actress for Nicole Kidman’s role as Celeste.
Truly Madly Guilty also debuted at number one in its first week of publication on the New York Times bestseller list and both Big Little Lies and Truly Madly Guilty were number one bestsellers in Australia. Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon have also optioned the film rights to Truly Madly Guilty.
Liane Moriarty will appear in conversation with writer Ashley Hay on Saturday 4 August, 7:30pm at Club Lennox. For more information and tickets visit www.byronwritersfestival.com