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Murder, Jane Wrote

Sat 4 Sep, 10am
State Library Victoria, Conversation Quarter

Jane Harper has become one of the world’s leading crime writers with a series of brooding mysteries set in the distant corners of Australia. Since her breakout 2016 novel The Dry sold more than a million copies, she has drawn acclaim for intense, deeply intelligent thrillers that explore how our pasts shape and disrupt our present lives. Harper meets Angela Savage to discuss how atmospheric Australian landscapes inform her stories, the recent film adaptation of The Dry starring Eric Bana, and her latest bestseller, The Survivors.


1 hour


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Jane Harper is the bestselling author of The Dry, Force of Nature, The Lost Man and The Survivors. Her books are published in 40 territories and have won numerous top awards. The 2021 adaptation of The Dry, starring Eric Bana, is one of the highest grossing Australian films of all time.

Angela Savage is an award-winning author, former CEO of Writers Victoria and current CEO of Public Libraries Victoria. She holds a PhD in creative writing, giving her the Bond villain-like name of Doctor Savage. Her latest novel is Mother of Pearl.

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