Born in the year 1980, Jane Harper is widely known as the “Writer of Australia“, all thanks to the marvelous work that she did in terms of writings in her novels. She was born in Manchester, the United Kingdom. However, after working on her career, she returned back to her hometown, Australia.
She went to the University of Kent and earned a degree in English and history. Later, she pursued journalism and then published novels, which are quite popular today. Read the article till the end to know more about Jane Harper.
|Real Name||Jane Harper|
|Also known as||Jane|
|Date of Birth||1980, date unknown|
|Age (as of 2022)||42 Years|
|Birthplace||Manchester, the United Kingdom|
|College/University||University of Kent, England|
|Educational Qualification||Degree in English and History, Journalism qualification|
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|Award(s)||• CWA Gold Dagger Award for Best Crime Novel,
• The British Book Awards Crime and Thriller Book of the Year
• The Australian Indie Awards Book of the Year
|Relationships & Affairs|
|Net Worth [approx.]||$1 to 5 million|
Early Life and Family
Jane Harper was born in 1980 to a family-based in Manchester, the United Kingdom. As of now, she is 42 years old, however, the exact birth date is not yet known to us.
Jane was only eight years old when she moved to Australia with her family where she eventually acquired Australian citizenship.
To be precise, she lived in the outer Melbourne suburb of Boronia, Australia. A few years later, when she was a teenager, she returned to the United Kingdom and lived in Hampshire.
Education of Jane Harper
Talking about her schooling life, not much is known to the public and it seems like she attended the local school in her hometown. After returning to the United Kingdom, she attended the University of Kent and studied English.
Eventually, she earned a degree in English and history. After completing her graduation, she pursued an entry qualification in journalism, following which, she got her first reporting job as a trainee on the Darlington & Stockton Times in County Durham.
After residing in the United Kingdom and working on her career for a few years, she moved back to her hometown, Australia.
Jane Harper’s Career
After completing her graduation in English and history, Jane Harper decided to pursue journalism and so she gained an entry-level journalism qualification.
Following this, she got her first job as a trainee at the Darlington & Stockton Times. Eventually, she progressed in her journalism career and earned the title of senior news journalist for the Hull Daily Mail. However, after a few years, she returned to Australia and reported at the Geelong Advertiser in Victoria.
It all started in 2014 when Jane submitted a short story and then it was chosen for the Big Issue’s annual Fiction Edition. Inspired by this, she decided to pursue creative writing and published her first novel, “The Dry”, which was published in 2016.
Her first novel, “The Dry“, is a great success in her career and is loved by many. The story is set in a fictional town five hours west of Melbourne where Aaron Falk, a federal agent, returns to his old hometown to attend the funeral of his childhood best friend, Luke. The novel is a pure combination of thriller and detective plot.
Soon after the release, Jane Harper became the New York Times bestselling author for her novel, “The Dry” and the publishing rights were then bought by Reese Witherspoon to produce a movie based on it. Recently, the movie was released, in the month of January 2021.
Following this, she published her second thriller book, “Forces of Nature”, which is set in the forested mountains north-east of Melbourne and features the same Federal Agent Aaron Falk.
The third book that she released is “The Lost Man” and the fourth one is “The Survivors Edit”. Both these books are based on the murder mystery.
These books have earned her a number of prestigious awards including the CWA Gold Dagger Award for Best Crime Novel, the British Book Awards for Crime and Thriller Book of the Year, the Australian Book Industry Awards Book of the Year, and the Australian Indie Awards Book of the Year.
Relationship, Husband, and Children
Well, talking about her personal life, not much is known about her. This is because she is a bit secretive and has not shared any information about her personal life.
However, according to sources, Jane Harper is currently not dating anyone and is still single. As of now, there is no information regarding her children and it seems like she doesn’t have any children of her own.
Talking about physical appearance, she is quite beautiful and has maroon hair which suits her personality. Apart from that, she has green eyes.
Net Worth of Jane Harper
As of now, the net worth of Jane Harper is estimated to be around $1-5 million, a majority of which she earned through the sales of her novels. She is regarded as one of the best writers in Australia.
Interesting Facts about Jane Harper
- She is also known as the “Writer of Australia”.
- She has a website of her own which you can visit and know more about her – https://janeharper.com.au
- Her best-selling novels are “The Dry”, “Force of Nature” and “The Lost Man”.