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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Reviewer: Colin Steele Science fiction reviews with Colin Steele.
Karen Hardy It's human nature to seek loopholes and this makes it hard to change our habits, author tells Karen Hardy.
Susan Wyndham Spotlight on theatre; critics' prize under review; more glory for Les Murray; further festivals.