Liane Moriarty is the author of seven bestselling novels. Her latest, Truly Madly Guilty, about a weekend that went terribly wrong, is a thrilling tale of marriage, sex, parenthood and friendship. It was number one on the New York Times bestseller list, and has been optioned for film by Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon, who star in another Moriarty tale on HBO TV, Big Little Lies. Sam Armytage and Liane discuss Truly Madly Guilty on the North Shore, the setting of choice for Moriarty’s books.

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Liane Moriarty (Australian)

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Liane Moriarty is the author of seven bestselling novels, including Big Little Lies, What Alice Forgot and The Husband’s Secret. Her books have been read by six million people worldwide. Big Little Lies and Truly Madly Guilty reached #1 on the New York Times bestseller list in their first week of publication - the first time this has been achieved by an Australian author. They were also number one bestsellers in Australia. Big Little Lies has been adapted for television by HBO, starring Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon, who have both also optioned the film rights to Truly Madly Guilty.

Samantha Armytage (Australian)

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Samantha Armytage is the cohost of Australia’s number one breakfast show, Sunrise. During her 15 years as a journalist with the Seven Network, she has anchored news bulletins and worked on the road as a news reporter. She has also hosted Weekend Sunrise, Today Tonight, The Morning Show and filed stories for the network’s premier public affairs program Sunday Night. The many major breaking news events Sam has covered include the Bali Nine trials, the 2015 Paris terror attacks, unrest in East Timor, the Iraq War, the Cronulla Riots, Black Saturday bushfires and the New Zealand Mine disaster – for which she and her team won the 2011 Logie for Best News Coverage. In 2011, Sam came fourth on Dancing With the Stars