Jane Harper’s Force of Nature is the follow-up thriller to the runaway success of her debut, The Dry, which was sold into more than 20 countries and optioned for a film adaption by Reese Witherspoon. It continues the story of Australian police officer Aaron Falk, this time as he traces the disappearance of a missing bushwalker who was the crucial whistle-blower in his latest case. In conversation with ABC RN’s The Hub on Books host Claire Nichols, the bestselling Australian author talks about the book and her remarkable success.

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Jane Harper (Australian)

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Jane Harper has worked as a print journalist for thirteen years both in Australia and the UK and is the host of ABC RN’s The Hub on Books. Her bestselling novels, The Dry and Force of Nature have sold to over thirty territories, with film rights for The Dry sold to Reese Witherspoon and Bruna Papandrea. Jane lives in Melbourne with her husband and daughter.

Claire Nichols (Australian)

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Claire Nichols is the host of The Book Hub on ABC RN, a weekly radio program that features in-depth author interviews as well as news and analysis from the publishing world. She has spent a decade at the ABC, with roles in news, current affairs, local radio and at RN. She is the proud recipient of consecutive WA Media Awards for arts reporting. When she’s not reading, Claire is likely to be found at a dance class, or in a theatre somewhere.