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Liane Moriarty, NYT #1 bestselling author,
to keynote at WriterFest Nashville

Moriarty’s New Novel, Nine Perfect Strangers, Debuts Same Week as WriterFest

  • Keynote Speakers now include Liane Moriarty, Allan Heinberg and Tom Douglas
  • WriterFest attendees will receive Moriarty’s new novel, Nine Perfect Strangers, debuting same week as the festival
  • Interviews available with Ami McConnell, founder of BookFest Nashville

Nashville, Tenn, September 12, 2018 – WriterFest Nashville announces its final keynote speaker for 2018: Liane Moriarty. Moriarty is the author of seven international bestsellers including three New York Times #1 bestsellers. Her books for adults and children have sold more than 14 million copies worldwide. Moriarty’s 2014 novel, Big Little Lies, was adapted for television by HBO (starring Nashville’s own Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon) and has earned three Emmys.

All WriterFest Nashville registrants will receive a copy of Moriarty’s latest novel, Nine Perfect Strangers, which launches the same week as WriterFest Nashville. Parnassus Books and WriterFest Nashville will host Moriarty in Music City.

“Parnassus is pleased to partner with WriterFest Nashville to welcome Liane Moriarty to Nashville – and to celebrate the launch of Nine Perfect Strangers,” comments Karen Hayes, co-owner of Parnassus Books.

Liane Moriarty, Allan Heinberg (writer for “Wonder Woman”) and Tom Douglas (#1 hit songwriter) are the three headline speakers for WriterFest Nashville, a new festival celebrating writers and words. WriterFest Nashville is a creative gathering for aspiring writers, published authors, screenwriters, poets and songwriters. Attendees will enjoy lectures by and conversations with bestselling authors, world-class publishing professionals, filmmakers, poets and songwriters. More information and registration at

WriterFest Nashville sponsor and retail partner, Parnassus Books, will host book sales at the festival and will feature speakers’ books in store. The festival is held on the Lipscomb University campus and hosted by Lipscomb University’s College of Entertainment & the Arts and the Department of English & Modern Languages in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Ami McConnell is founder and Festival Director of WriterFest Nashville. She is former Editor-in-Chief and Vice President, Howard Books/Simon & Schuster. Her editing credits include numerous New York Times bestsellers and award-winning titles. Ami has edited renowned authors Colleen Coble, Ted Dekker, Karen Kingsbury, Max Lucado, Frank Peretti, and Wm. Paul Young. She served on the Advisory Board of The Buechner Institute (King College) and is an active member of the Women’s National Book Association. Ami is co-author with Candace Cameron Bure of the USA Today bestseller Kind Is the New Classy (Zondervan/HarperCollins).

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