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Interview with Jane Harper

A taut, suspenseful novel of small-town secrets set during a drought in rural Australia, The Dry follows federal agent Aaron Falk who is called back to the town where he grew up and asked to investigate the murder-suicide of his best friend from high school. Jane Harper’s debut thriller has already been optioned for film by Reese Witherspoon—we asked the first-time author and former journalist a few questions about what success feels like.   

Featuring ‘The Dry’

Award winners from Down Under
What sort of voices are shaping Australian fiction? Two new novels offer answers. Both are firsts for their authors, both were nominated for awards before they were even published and both are by women.

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