Former Hills resident and widely published author, Liane Moriarty has come a long way from her days as a school girl living in Kellyville.
With over six million copies of her books sold worldwide, in 39 languages, there is no doubt of her immense success.
Both of Moriarty’s sisters are also acclaimed authors, showing that literary talent clearly runs in the family.
The HBO miniseries Big Little Lies, which is based off Moriarty’s bestselling novel of the same name, is a testament to her accomplishments.
The show was nominated for sixteen Emmys at the recent 69th Primetime Emmy Awards and won five of those nominations.
With such a star studded cast, including Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Shailene Woodley, Alexander Skarsgård, Laura Dern and Zoë Kravitz, combined with Moriarty’s captivating storyline, the show was bound to be a winner from the start.
The comedy-drama centres around three mothers in a small town and their fragile relationships with their families.
Nicole Kidman took home the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress while Laura Dern and Alexander Skarsgård both won Emmys for Outstanding Supporting Actress/Actor.
The show itself won the Emmy for Outstanding Limited Series and director Jean-Marc Vallée nabbed the Emmy for Outstanding Directing.
Many of the cast took to social media after their big win to express their gratitude for the continuing support of fans.
Reese Witherspoon tweeted her thanks to everyone who supported the show and helped to make the vision come to life.
Laura Dern posted a cast picture on Instagram and said that it is a “privilege” to have “that kind of support and celebration”.
Zoë Kravitz also took to Instagram to express how in awe she was of her cast mates and their wonderful achievements.
After cleaning up at the Emmys, the cast have hinted that they’ll be returning for a second season soon.