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.
Marc McEvoy The might of the sea and its merciless ability to turn on human beings when they are most vulnerable fascinate John Flanagan.
Karen Hardy Novelists and short story writers could win a literary fellowship to Sri Lanka or up to $2000, writes Karen Hardy.
Reviewer: Karen Hardy Three new fiction books, reviewed by Karen Hardy.
Antigone Anagnostellis Zadie Smith's work extends to literary journalism, novel writing and cultural analysis and now she has taken up her first screenwriting project with French director Claire Denis.
Award-winning author Rod Jones, whose new novel, The Mothers, tells of several generations of single mothers in Melbourne, and an angry young man who meets his birth mother, has a vivid recall of his influences.
Karen Hardy Author Annah Faulkner says she found it frustrating trying to research the historical background to her second novel.
Reviewer: Michael Popple Historical fiction reviews with Michael Popple
Kathy Walker Eating and chatting together are valuable ways to strengthen the bonds between parents and children.