Jane Harper has worked as a print journalist for 13 years both in Australia and the UK.
The Dry, her first novel, won the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript in 2015. Rights have since been sold in more than 20 territories and been optioned for a film by Reese Witherspoon and Bruna Papandrea's production company, Pacific Standard.
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Harper has made her own major mark long before any film version (of The Dry) comes along
A sense of place so vivid you can almost feel the blistering heat add up to a remarkably assured debut
There is about The Dry something mythic and valiant ... a quintessential Australian story beautifully told
Jane discusses the inspiration for The Dry and its path to publication with the Studio 10 team in Sydney. More...
Inspired by The Dry, this illustration by Steven Moore appeared in the Australian Financial Review.
The Dry goes on sale in the United States, Great Britain and beyond. More...
Jane to make three appearances at the Perth Writers Festival in February. More...
Independent booksellers back The Dry for Indie Book Awards shortlist. More...
New York Times reviewer Janet Maslin reviews The Dry on the eve of its US launch. Click here