No Australian female author has sold more novels at home than Di Morrissey. Since 1991, she has published 24 novels, each one eagerly awaited by her legion of fans. Her most recent book, A Distant Journey, tells the story of an all-American girl in the 1960s who seeks a new life on a dusty sheep station in NSW after marrying a charming Australian. Anne Summers catches up with one of Australia’s favourite storytellers.

Di Morrissey (Australian)

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Di Morrissey wanted to write books from age seven. She worked as a journalist and broadcaster before publishing her first book. Landscape is the inspiration for her novels and she lives in each place where a book is set. She writes of relationships, intrigue and family issues, weaving in the history, the environment, cultural, social and political issues of each place. Di has established and supports a primary school in Myanmar. She also writes and publishes a monthly newspaper, The Manning Community News.

Anne Summers (Australian)

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Anne Summers is a journalist and author of eight books, including the classic Damned Whores and God's Police first published in 1975 and reissued in a new edition in 2016.