The majority of Australians live in close proximity to the coast, but Deb Hunt's new book gives an insight into the lives of remote farming families.
Michael Idato Harper Collins says it is planning a first printing of two million copies of Go Set A Watchman.
Susan Wyndham A year after Richard Flanagan's win with The Narrow Road to the Deep North, no Australian novelists made it onto the longlist for the Man Booker Prize - the first step towards winning the £50,000 prize in October.
Karen Hardy When Graeme Cameron finished high school he sat in the back bedroom of his house for the whole summer and wrote the worst crime novel that's never been read by anyone.
Linda Morris It's a drop in the ocean but Australian independent booksellers are grateful for James Patterson's donation of $100,000 towards the cause of children's literacy.
Jason Steger Tim Winton's new book will examine his relationship with the land that has formed his ideas and shaped his writing.
Susan Wyndham Conflict over an inheritance can bring out the worst in families.
The American author reveals the books that changed her.
Karen Hardy A quick flick through three new Australian works of fiction.
Susan Wyndham Orry-Kelly's lost memoir; Nam Le at Bendigo and Ubud festivals; social justice award for children's author.