Jane Harper celebrates the launch of her novel ‘Exiles’

Jane Harper, nicknamed “Queen of the Black Outback” celebrates the launch of its 5th novel, Exiles.

International bestselling author Jane Harper has been on an upward trajectory since jumping into the deep end and submitting a short story for the Big problem’s annual edition of fiction in 2014. In an inspired move, she pursued her love for creative writing and broke the proverbial ceiling with her debut, The dry at the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards in 2015.

The dry was immediately snapped up by Reese Witherspoon (Hello Sunshine) and Bruna Papandrea (Composed stories) even before the book was printed, and the film the adaptation became the 14th highest-grossing Australian film of all time, joining the ranks of Gatsby the magnificent and Crocodile Dundee.

Both the novel and the film met with phenomenal success, which sees the team behind The dry back with Eric Bana, reprising his role as Aaron Falk for the after Force of nature.

Happy founder Radi Safi sat down with Jane on the day of her release to discuss Exilesturning books into movies and finding out whether or not she has Eric Bana’s phone number.

Exiles (Pan Macmillan) is Jane’s 5th novel and the 3rd featuring the now legendary detective Aaron Falk. The story unfolds captivatingly at a bustling festival site on a warm spring night, where a baby lies alone in his pram and his mother disappears into the crowd.

A year later, Kim Gillespie’s demise is still felt, as friends and loved ones gather in the heart of South Australia’s wine country to welcome a new member to the family.

Federal Investigator Aaron Falk joins the celebrations. But as he soaks up life in the heart of wine country, he begins to see that this tight-knit group may be more fractured than it seems. Between Falk’s closest friend, a missing mother, and a woman who attracts him, dark questions persist as old truths begin to emerge.

Exiles holds everything and more Investigator fans want in a Falk novel. A generous, elegant and atmospheric reading, which brings to the fore a different type of hero. Knowing that this is Falk’s final foray with his captivating investigator, it wouldn’t be wrong to say that Jane feels like she wrote this one for the fans.

Quintessentially Australian but universally themed, the mystery thriller “Exiles” which is…read it and weep…will be his latest “Falk” adventure is out today.

To celebrate the release of ExilesJane burst into Happy Studios to chat with Radi about her favorite main character and her incredible trajectory leading to her dream job as a writer.

Jane is tour the country as we speak. You can catch her in person discussing her latest novel, Exiles below:

NEW SOUTH WALES

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 20
6:30 p.m.: Better to read than to die
factory theater
105 Victoria Road, Marrickville
Reservations

THURSDAY OCTOBER 6
6:30 p.m.: Dymocks at Hayden Orpheum
380 Military Road, Cremorne
Reservations

FRIDAY OCTOBER 7
6 p.m. (for a departure at 6:30 p.m.): City of Parramatta
Libraries with QBD Books

PHIVE Parramatta
5 Parramatta Square
Reservations

VICTORIA

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 22
6:30 p.m.: The Wheeler Center with readings
Wheeler Centre, Melbourne
Reservations

TUESDAY 18 OCTOBER
6 p.m.: Corrie Perkins with Avenue Bookstore
Toorak United Church,
603 Toorak Road, Toorak
Reservations

QUEENSLAND

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 27
6:30 p.m.: Riverbend Books
Lourdes Hill College
86 Hawthorne Road, Hawthorne
Reservations

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 28
6:30 p.m.: Gold Coast Libraries with QBD Books
Robina Auditorium
196 Robina Downtown Parkway, Robina
Reservations

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 29
6:30 p.m.: Avid reader
The old museum
480 Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills
Reservations

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

TUESDAY OCTOBER 4
6:30 p.m.: Marion Cultural Center with Dymocks Glenelg
Marion Cultural Center
287 Diagonal Road, Oaklands Park
Reservations

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 5
6:30 p.m.: Dillon Bookstore with Payneham Library
Norwood Concert Hall
175 The Parade, Norwood
Reservations

New Zealand

AUCKLAND

TUESDAY OCTOBER 11
6 p.m.: Takapuna Library
9 The Strand, Takapuna
Reservations

Exiles is now available via Pan Macmillan.

Interview with Radi Safi

Images by Happy Media.

Irene B. Bowles