Liane Moriarty has achieved something no other Australian author has: her novel Big Little Lies is the first to debut at number one on the New York Times bestseller list. Just one of her six international bestsellers, Big Little Lies has been made into an acclaimed HBO TV series starring Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon. Helen McCabe talks to Liane about the recent release of her latest novel Truly Madly Guilty and the secrets of achieving world acclaim.
Liane Moriarty (Australian)
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.
Helen McCabe (Australian)
Helen McCabe is the head of Lifestyle for Nine.com.au at Nine Entertainment Co. Helen joined Nine from The Australian Women’s Weekly where she was editor-in-chief at the country's number one selling magazine for 7 years. Prior to The Weekly she spent 12 years in newspapers working as the deputy editor of The Sunday Telegraph, night editor of The Australian and key roles on The Daily Telegraph. She was also News Limited’s correspondent in London. Helen began her career in Adelaide radio and television before moving to Canberra Press Gallery with the Seven Network. She is on the board of the Garvan Research Foundation and the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation, a media ambassador for Adopt Change and chaired the Labor Government’s Body Image committee.