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International author at Mother's Luncheon

They’ve had some big names at the Children’s Medical Research Institute Hills Committee annual Mother’s Luncheon, but this year’s guest is known internationally and mixes in Hollywood circles.
Acclaimed Sydney-based writer, Liane Moriarty, will be guest at the popular luncheon to be held on Friday, 18th May. She has written six novels but is perhaps best known in recent times as the producer of a television version of her book, Big Little Lies, which stars Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon.

CMRI Board Member and Hills Committee President, Patti Payne, said getting Ms Moriarty was incredible.
“We can’t believe we are so lucky to have such a well-known person as our special guest,’’ Mrs Payne said. “Her books have been on the top of bestseller lists, not only in Australia but in England and the US and is very well known. We have had many high-profile guests, such as Dame Marie Bashir, Ita Buttrose and Maggie Beer. Liane ranks right up there with them.’’

Ms Moriarty will speak with MC John Mangos about becoming an author and not finding success until her fifth novel, The Husband’s Secret, was released in 2013. It went on to become a New York Times Bestseller. Her life changed when Hollywood actor and producer, Reese Witherspoon, read her next novel, Big Little Lies, and wanted to turn it into a television series.
In exciting news, Ms Moriarty recently announced she was writing a second season for the Big Little Lies television show and had signed on Oscar-winning actress, Meryl Streep.

“Everyone we have spoken to has been very excited to have Ms Moriarty coming,’’ Mrs Payne said. “In her talk with John Mangos, she will give us an insight into how she became such a successful writer. We have a great venue, and our format is a great place to meet people and our special guest.’’
Last year the Hills Committee’s Mother’s Luncheon raised $50,000.
If you would like a ticket to this year’s event, contact Mrs Payne on 0418 867 784.