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.
Ron Cerabona The Civic branch of Clouston and Hall Booksellers is falling victim to high rents and insufficient sales but its owners say the Fyshwick warehouse and mail order business will remain and they hope to run pop-up shops.
Susan Wyndham No one who was at Walsh Bay last weekend would be surprised that Andy Griffiths was the best-selling author at Sydney Writers' Festival.
Jason Steger Jane Harper's self-imposed deadline to complete her manuscript in time for the Victorian Premier's $15,000 prize was worth the effort.
Some 21 short stories spanning her 50-year literary career have been compiled into a new Faye Weldon book.
Susan Wyndham When Tara Moss's feminist memoir, The Fictional Woman, was shortlisted for the Australian Book Design Awards, her name was mistakenly omitted from the credits for the cover.
Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre gave Jane Caro hope as a girl - and Richard Dawkins' The God Delusion gave her clarity and a sense of purpose.
Anne Susskind In Renee Knight's clever psychological thriller, a nasty old man who wears his late wife Nancy's cardigan has produced a book which has itself become an instrument of revenge.
Ross Gittins In an extract from his new book, Ross Gittins explains everything you need to know about the Australian economy – and admits to his five worst predictions.