Jane Harper is the author of The Dry, published in Australia by Pan Macmillan. Winner of various awards including the 2015 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript, the 2017 Indie Award Book of the Year and the 2017 Australian Book Industry Awards Australian Book of the Year Award, The Dry is Jane’s first novel, with rights sold in 29 territories worldwide, with film rights optioned to Reese Witherspoon and Bruna Papandrea. Jane worked as a print journalist for thirteen years both in Australia and the UK and lives in Melbourne. Her next novel, Force of Nature will be released in September 2017.
It is hard to believe that this accomplished piece of writing, which returns again and again to the savage beauty of the landscape, is Harper's first novel
on The Dry
Solid storytelling that, despite a plethora of flashbacks, never loses momentum, strong characterisation and sense of place so vivid that you can almost feel the blistering heat add up to a remarkably assured debut
The Guardian on The Dry
Jane Harper's fleet novel about a triple killing is packed with sneaky moves and teasing possibilities that keep the reader guessing...hard to believe this is her first novel... The Dry is a breathless page-turner... The dryness that gives the book its eerie title looms large in the novel's finale, when certain kinds of weapons become even more terrible than those used to butcher the Hadlers. And a book with a secret on every page now has threats blooming everywhere, too.
The New York Times on The Dry
Wonderfully atmospheric, The Dry is both a riveting murder mystery and a beautifully wrought picture of rural community under extreme pressure
Mail on Sunday
on The Dry
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Jane Harper’s debut The Dry wins Ned Kelly Award
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