Jane Harper (born 1980) is an Australian author known for her crime novels The Dry, Force of Nature and The Lost Man.
Born in Manchester in the UK, Harper moved to Australia with her family when she was eight. There, she lived in the Melbourne outer suburb of Boronia, and eventually acquired Australian citizenship. As a teen, Harper returned to the UK with her family and resided in Hampshire. Later, she attended the University of Kent and studied English. After spending time working on her career, she moved back to Australia.
After graduating with a degree in English and history, Harper went on to gain an entry level journalism qualification. She got her first job at the Darlington & Stockton Times as a trainee in County Durham. Later in her journalism career, she earned the title as a senior news journalist for the Hull Daily Mail…Read more on Wikipedia