Jane Harper's debut novel The Dry won awards in Australia back in 2016 before it was even published.
In 2017 it went on to win the CWA Gold Dagger, an accolade rarely awarded to a first novel, and has now been optioned for a major movie by Reese Witherspoon.
Her second novel, Force of Nature, was published in February, and she is currently at work on a third.
It's not often that a debut novel hits the heights that The Dry did, in both commercial and critical terms, and when it happens it must be life-changing. Would you say your life has changed greatly over the past eighteen months or so? If it has, what are the main differences between now and then?
distracted. I really enjoyed writing my second novel, Force of Nature, and I’m now I’m starting work on my third.
are on sale in the UK published by Little, Brown, in the USA published by Flatiron Books,
and in Australia (of course!)
published by Pan Macmillan.