R.W.R. McDonald (Rob) is a Kiwi living in Melbourne with his two daughters and an extended rainbow family including HarryCat and Stevie Nicks the chicken. Rob realised while studying journalism that writing fiction, rather than reporting facts, was his true bent. Rob is a 2016 alumnus of Faber Academy’s Writing a Novel Stage 1 and 2 where he worked on his manuscript The Nancys.
The Nancys was published by Allen and Unwin in June 2019. This is his first novel. He is currently working on Book 2 of The Nancys, due out 2021.
The Nancys won Best First Novel, and shortlisted for Best First Novel, in the Ngaio Marsh Award 2020.
Shortlisted Best First Crime Novel – The Ned Kelly Awards 2020.
Highly Commended Unpublished Manuscript – Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards 2017
Clues relating to The Nancys can be found on the home page of this website.
Rob McDonald is represented by Grace Heifetz at Left Bank Literary.