The Dry makes the Australian Outback come alive and breeds respect for its survivors.

Bill Clinton, 42nd President of the United States

I absolutely loved The Lost Man. I devoured it in a day. Her best yet!

Liane Moriarty, New York Times No.1 bestselling author of Big Little Lies

In just a couple of years, Jane Harper has soared into the first rank of contemporary crime writers

Sunday Times

Harper's intricate, beautifully woven mystery is a little masterpiece

Daily Mail

Harper has already made her own major mark

Janet Maslin, The New York Times

In The Lost Man, Jane Harper surpasses her achievement in The Dry

Weekend Australian

Harper manages to touch on something mythic in the Australian experience of the land

Sue Turnbull, Sydney Morning Herald
Australian Jane Harper, author of Exiles, The Survivors, The Lost Man, The Dry and Force of Nature

Jane Harper


Jane Harper is the author of bestsellers The Dry, Force of Nature, The Lost Man, The Survivors and Exiles. Awards include the CWA Gold Dagger 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.
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Praise for Exiles

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What makes Exiles memorable is Harper's skill at plumbing personal mysteries.

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Harper's vivid depictions of Australia make for a rich, moody and atmospheric reading experience.

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Harper skilfully ratchets up the tension in this powerful, slow-burning portrait of small-town life.

Sunday interview

After The Dry

Jane talks with the Sydney Morning Herald's Jason Steger about Exiles – a last hurrah for her detective hero. More...



Jane talks to The New York Times about her writing. More...

Movie latest

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Bana's back

Force of Nature: The Dry 2 out now in Australia. More...

Making news

Ned Kelly win

Ned Kelly win

Exiles named Best Crime Fiction at celebrated Aussie awards.  Click here



Jane discusses Exiles and more with Brigid Delaney at The Guardian.  Click here

One to watch

One to watch

Eric Bana on leeches, filming in the cold and the power of women.  Click here

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