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 40 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 major motion picture adaptation of The Dry, starring Eric Bana as Aaron Falk, is set for release in Australian cinemas in April 2021.

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Jane has just finished The Survivors, her fourth novel. A standalone mystery set in Tasmania, Australia, The Survivors will be released in the United States on February 2.

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 their two children.

Praise for Jane

"Harper has made her own major mark" New York Times

"One of the finest novelists now working" New Zealand Herald

"Harper has a fine gift for making her readers comfortable in inhospitable territory – psychological as well as physical" Daily Telegraph (UK)

"Storytelling at its finest" Associated Press

"All at once enthralling … Book by book, [Harper is] creating her own vivid and complex account of the outback" New York Times Book Review

"Queen of outback noir" Sunday Times

"Harper is wonderful at evoking fear and unease" The Times

Books by Jane

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

Released 2019

2019 ITW AWARDS
Best Paperback
Original Novel
2019 NED KELLY AWARDS
Best Fiction
2019 DAVITT AWARDS
Readers' Choice
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