Creative Writing graduate tops New York Times bestseller list
Motivated by her younger sister’s literary success, Liane also embarked on a writing career. However, with her first attempt not being taken up by a publisher, she enrolled in the Master of Creative Writing to perfect her skills.
Her first novel, Three Wishes, was written as part of her creative writing degree. Since then she has written five more novels for adults: The Last Anniversary, What Alice Forgot, The Hypnotists Love Story, and the #1 New York Times bestsellers The Husband’s Secret and most recently Big Little Lies. In addition to her novels for adults, she has written a series of books for children under LM Moriaty.
In August 2013 Liane’s fifth novel The Husband’s Secret was released in the US, and within two weeks had become a #1 New York Times Bestseller. The Husband’s Secret has sold over 2 million copies worldwide and is set to be translated into over 35 languages. It remained on the New York Times best-seller list for over a year and was a top 10 bestseller in the UK. CBS Films has acquired the film rights.
Liane’s latest novel Big Little Lies was published in July 2014 in the US and debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list. This achievement made Liane the first Australian author to have a novel debut in the top spot in the US. Film and television rights have since been negotiated with Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon.
Even further success was achieved when the hardcover editions of Big Little Lies and The Husband’s Secret, along with the paperback edition of What Alice Forgot, appeared simultaneously on the New York Times bestseller list in 2014, making Liane one of the few authors in the world to ever have three books on the New York Times bestseller list at the same time.
We congratulate Liane on her outstanding success and are very proud of her achievements.