Booktown on Sunday 2017 starts with a bang!

Sunday 19 February 2017

Award-winning author Jane Harper in conversation in Clunes

Clunes’ Booktown on Sunday author talks series returns for 2017 with award-winning Australian novelist, Jane Harper.

Harper published the atmospheric thriller – The Dry – in May 2016 and it has since made it onto many ‘best of’ lists, including the ABC Book Club’s Five of the Best for 2016.

The novel was also shortlisted for the Indie Book Awards Debut Fiction 2017.

Jane says that when writing The Dry, her aim was to write the kind of book she would enjoy reading herself; one with a mystery element and a few twists and turns along the way.

The fictional town of Kiewarra features heavily in the novel, and is a drought-stricken community in regional Victoria, Australia, five hours from Melbourne. When Kiewarra farmer Luke Hadler turns a gun on his wife and child, then himself, old wounds start bleeding into fresh ones and secrets are exposed.

Hear Jane Harper discuss The Dry and have your copy signed at The Warehouse, 36 Fraser Street, Clunes on Sunday 19 February, 2pm to 3pm.

This is a FREE event run by Creative Clunes, the organising body of the Clunes Booktown Festival, which returns 6 and 7 May. Ballarat’s Dilmac Media is the proud new sponsor of Booktown on Sunday.