Andrew McDonald



Twitter: @andrewmcdonald

Andrew McDonald was Readings' Online Manager. His debut novel for kids is called The Greatest Blogger in the World and he is currently writing his second book.


Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler

Reviewed by Andrew McDonald

Daniel Handler isn’t quite as famous as Lemony Snicket. The Unfortunate Series of Events series catapulted the Snicket name into the upper-echelons of literary stardom. The series became one of the m…

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Australian Ebook Sale - On Now!

by Andrew McDonald

We’re very pleased to have lots of ebooks by local authors available for just $9.99 each (and sometimes less!) as part of our Australian Ebook Sale.

Check out the latest Aussie reads like Benjamin Law’s fascinating Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East and Jacinta Halloran’s beautiful novel Pilgrimage.

Or catch-up on some recent prize-winning books like Paul D.Carter’s Vogel-winning Eleven Seas

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Indigenous Australian Fiction Comes to McSweeney’s

by Andrew McDonald

The latest issue of McSweeney’s Quarterly Journal features a special section of stories by indigenous Australian writers.

The publication of a new edition of McSweeney’s – the quarterly journal produced by Dave Eggers’s indie publishing house in the US – is always a cause for celebration. And with the release of McSweeney’s Issue 41 this month we have an extra reason to celebrate, as it inc…

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New RAF features new novella from Melina Marchetta

by Andrew McDonald

Melina Marchetta returns to the world of Finnikin of the Rock with a brand new novella in the latest edition of the Review of Australian Fiction.

Attention Melina Marchetta fans!

The superstar of Australian YA has contributed a brand new, never-before-published story called ‘Ferragost’ to the latest issue of digital publication the Review of Australian Fiction.

The story is more of a novella…

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The Review of Australian Fiction comes to Readings

by Andrew McDonald

We’re excited to announce today that Review of Australian Fiction ebooks are now available from Readings.

If you haven’t heard of them before, the Review of Australian Fiction has been delivering subscribers an ebook of two short stories by Australian writers - one established, one emerging - into email inboxes every fortnight since early last year.

And now you can buy these single issues for

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A Monster Calls wins Carnegie & Kate Greenaway Medals

by Andrew McDonald

A Monster Calls makes history in the UK as the first book to win both the Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals.

The 2012 Carnegie Medal (for children’s writing) and Kate Greenaway Medal (for illustration of a children’s book) have both been awarded to A Monster Calls. The Carnegie medal went to writer Patrick Ness and the Greenaway to the book’s illustrator Jim Kay.

A Monster Calls began li…

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On Rotation at Readings

by Andrew McDonald

Since Spotify launched in Australia a couple of weeks ago lots of people have been trying out the music-streaming service. Here in Readings-land we’ve jumped on board and put together a playlist to take you through to the weekend.

It includes new music we’ve been enjoying recently, with a nod towards Ween, who broke up earlier this week, and folk artist and guitarist Doc Watson who died on Monda

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