Jane Harper won Best Adult Novel and Reader’s Choice for her crime-thriller The Dry at the 17th Davitt Awards. The Dryalso won at the Australian Crime Writers Association, picking up the Ned Kelly Award for best First Fiction.
The Dry, about an investigator in a small, drought-stricken town in Australia, is Harper’s debut novel. First published in Australia in May 2016, The Dry has previously been named Book of the Year by the Indie Book Awards and the Australian Book Industry Awards. It is currently shortlisted for the Gold Dagger.