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.
Linda Morris Author Kate Morton has made it into the publishing big league - beating top sellers Collen McCullough and Marcus Zusak - with worldwide sales of 10 million.
Linda Morris There's no clear favourite among those books on this year's Man Booker shortlist.
Clare Colley Queanbeyan author Omar Musa is among the four authors shortlisted for the 2015 ACT Book of the Year Award
Mark Tewfik The Story of the Lost Child
Jason Steger Les Murray considers the influence of his home on his poetry and reflects on a year that has seen him publish two books.
Candida Baker As a lifelong horse lover, I've learned that people who advertise horses for sale make second-hand car dealers look like saints.
Tara Lal is a firefighter in Sydney trained in suicide prevention, mental health, first aid and crisis intervention. She is also a registered physiotherapist. Tara's first book, Standing On My Brother's Shoulders (Watkins), is a memoir written as a dialogue with her late brother, who suffered from depression.
Jane Caro Re-entering the workforce after having children brings a unique set of challenges for women, writes Jane Caro.