Jane Harper has been hailed “the queen of outback noir” (The Sunday Times) for a string of crime novels that have sold more than 3 million copies in 40 territories worldwide. Her latest book, Exiles, brings back federal policeman Aaron Falk, who was first introduced in The Dry. He investigates the disappearance of a woman from a country wine festival whose infant daughter is found unharmed in her pram. See Jane in conversation with Michaela Kalowski about the thrilling and likely final instalment of the much-loved Falk series.

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Jane Harper is the internationally bestselling author of The Dry, Force of Nature, The Lost Man and The Survivors. Her fifth novel, Exiles, went straight to #1 on its release in September 2022. Jane has won numerous awards and sold more than 3 million copies worldwide across 40 territories. The critically acclaimed adaptation of The Dry, starring Eric Bana as Aaron Falk, was released in 2020 and is one of the highest grossing Australian films of all time.


Michaela Kalowski is an interviewer, moderator and curator for writers and ideas festivals. Highlight interviews include Margaret Atwood, David Mitchell, Michelle de Kretser, Stan Grant and Etgar Keret. She’s the curator of ABC RN’s on-air writers’ festival, Big Weekend of Books, now in its 4th year. She hosts a monthly books conversation event for Petersham Bowling Club in Sydney. Michaela has conducted radio interviews for ABC RN’s The Music ShowBig Ideas and The Bookshelf, ABC Classic and has presented programs across ABC radio.

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Patrons will wear bluetooth headphones to be able to hear as the library will still be in normal operation. Headphones will be sanitised between uses.

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