In a special series of events, Your Favourites’ Favourites sees our most beloved writers speak with a breakout Australian author from the past year. Join globally bestselling crime novelist Jane Harper as she chats with fellow crime writer and stand-up comedian Benjamin Stevenson about the secrets to crafting a suspenseful story. They talk about the worldwide success of Benjamin’s third novel, the darkly funny meta-murder mystery Everyone In My Family Has Killed Someone, which is soon to be adapted into a major HBO TV series.

Benjamin Stevenson (Australian)

Benjamin Stevenson

Benjamin Stevenson is an award-winning stand-up comedian and author. His first novel, Greenlight, was shortlisted for the Ned Kelly Award for Best Debut Crime Fiction, and his second novel, Either Side of Midnight, was shortlisted for the International Thriller Writers Award for Best Original Paperback. Everyone In My Family Has Killed Someone, his third novel, was a huge bestseller and has so far been sold in 26 territories around the world. It will soon be adapted into a major HBO TV series. It was shortlisted for the Dymocks Book of the Year 2022 and named as one of The Sunday Times’ best crime novels 2022. The sequel, Everyone On This Train Is A Suspect, will be published in 2023. Benjamin has sold out live shows from the Melbourne International Comedy Festival all the way to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and has appeared on ABC TV, Channel 10 and The Comedy Channel.

Jane Harper (Australian)

Jane Harper

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.