Liane Moriarty in Castlemaine:
Apples Never Fall

Following international acclaim for her novels and their award-winning TV adaptations, Australian star novelist Liane Moriarty comes to Castlemaine to discuss her latest novel, Apples Never Fall.

Moriarty’s nine internationally bestselling novels include Truly Madly GuiltyBig Little Lies, and Nine Perfect Strangers – the latter two of which have produced critically celebrated television adaptations starring Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep, and Reese Witherspoon. In her latest work, Apples Never Fall, Moriarty imbues a family saga with the atmosphere of a tense mystery thriller as she follows the Delaneys, an enviably contented family whose seemingly rosy lives are upended when their matriarch goes missing months before her 70th birthday.

Presented in partnership with the Wheeler Centre, join us to hear from Liane Moriarty as she discusses Apples Never Fall, its themes of unfulfilled promise, and Moriarty’s ongoing global success.

This event will be hosted by Sarah L’Estrange,  and presented in partnership with The Wheeler Centre. The bookseller for this event is Northern Books.

This event will be Auslan interpreted.

Liane Moriarty

Liane Moriarty is the Australian author of eight 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, Nine Perfect Strangers and her most recent Apples Never Fall. Her books have sold over twenty million copies worldwide, including three million in Australia and New Zealand.

Screen rights have been sold to all of Liane Moriarty's novels. A TV series is in development for Three Wishes, Nicole Kidman has bought the rights to The Last Anniversary, film rights to What Alice Forgot have been pre-empted by Sony TriStar with Jennifer Aniston starring as Alice and Heather Graham will star in an adaptation of The Hypnotist's Love Story. The Husband's Secret was a number one UK bestseller, an Amazon Best Book of 2013 and has been translated into over forty 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 first season of the HBO series of Big Little Lies 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. Nine Perfect Strangers, also a New York Times Top Ten Bestseller, and also optioned by Nicole Kidman, went straight to no. 1 in Australia and was the highest selling fiction title in 2018, resulting in the third year running that Liane Moriarty was the highest selling fiction author overall.

Liane has also written a children's book series, Nicola Berry and the Petrifying Problem with Princess Petronella, Nicola Berry and the Shocking Trouble on the Planet of Shobble and Nicola Berry and the Wicked War on the Planet of Whimsy.

Sarah L’Estrange


Sarah L'Estrange loves nothing more than to read a novel and then interview the author, and she gets to do it every week in her current role producing The Book Show, ABC Radio National.

Date & Time
Wednesday 4th May, 7:30 pm

Castlemaine Town Hall

60 mins

$35 general/$30 concession, or $65 general/$60 concession for a book and ticket combination. No booking fee.

This is a covid safe event. All ticketholders must show proof of vaccination and wear a mask to attend.