About Jane Harper

Author

Jane Harper is the author of international bestsellers The Dry, Force of Nature and The Lost Man. Her books are published in more than 35 territories worldwide.

Jane has won numerous top awards including the CWA Gold Dagger Award for Best Crime Novel, the British Book Awards Crime and Thriller Book of the Year, the Australian Book Industry Awards Book of the Year and the Australian Indie Awards Book of the Year.

The Dry is to made into a major motion picture starring Eric Bana as Aaron Falk; filming concluded in April.

Background

Jane was born in Manchester in the UK, and moved to Australia with her family at age eight. She spent six years in Boronia, Victoria, and during that time gained Australian citizenship.

Returning to the UK with her family as a teenager, she lived in Hampshire before studying English and History at the University of Kent in Canterbury.

On graduating, she completed a journalism entry qualification and got her first reporting job as a trainee on the Darlington & Stockton Times in County Durham.

Jane worked for several years as a senior news journalist for the Hull Daily Mail, before moving back to Australia in 2008.

She worked first on the Geelong Advertiser, and in 2011 took up a role with the Herald Sun in Melbourne.

In 2014, Jane submitted a short story which was one of 12 chosen for the Big Issue's annual Fiction Edition.

That inspired her to pursue creative writing more seriously, breaking through with The Dry at the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards in 2015.

Jane lives in bayside Melbourne with her husband and daughter.

The Dry

Released 2017

MORE THAN 1 MILLION
copies sold worldwide

BRITISH BOOK AWARDS
Crime and Thriller
Book of the Year
2017 ABIA AWARDS
Book of the Year
2017 INDIE AWARDS
Book of the Year
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Force of Nature

Released 2018

POLAR DE COGNAC
Best International Thriller
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The Lost Man

Out now

2019 ITW AWARDS
Best Paperback
Original Novel
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