Jane Harper has worked as a print journalist for 13 years both in Australia and the UK.
The Dry, her first novel, was named Book of the Year and best debut fiction title at Australia's 2017 Indie Book Awards. Rights to The Dry have been sold in more than 20 territories and 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
The Dry named the Australian Book Industry Association's Book of the Year, and General Fiction title of the Year. More...
The Dry makes the short list for the UK Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger award.
Jane to meet readers and speak about her next novel, Force of Nature. More...
The Australian cover for Force of Nature, Jane's second novel, is unveiled More...
Jane joins Simon Mayo on BBC Radio 2's Book Club to discuss The Dry. Click here
The Dry has been named book of the year at the 2017 Indie Book Awards More...