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 Spotlight on theatre; critics' prize under review; more glory for Les Murray; further festivals.
Jason Steger Why the Miles Franklin needs to be more forthcoming; the bait for Haruki Murakami, and another prize on the Melbourne list
Louise Schwartzkoff Almost 30 years after Matilda was published, its famous illustrator revisits its most fearsome character.
Stephanie Owen Reeder Canberra is about to host a festival to celebrate the life and work of children's author Colin Thiele.
Ron Cerabona Our comprehensive guide to what is happening in Canberra's arts scene.
Robert Willson The stigma of illegitimacy in the first half of the 20th century is explored through real-life tales.
Reviewer: Jeff Popple Jeff Popple looks at three new thrillers to keep you on the edge of your seat.
Reviewer: Mark Thomas This book comes equipped with more appendages than the author carried to his travel destination.