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

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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Q&A with Leanne Hall, author of Queen of the Night

by Andrew McDonald

Young Adult author - and Readings' own - Leanne Hall talks to Andrew McDonald about Queen of the Night, the sequel to her Text Prize-winning novel of 2010 This Is Shyness. Also mentioned are nocturnal plants, the wafflelessness of YA fiction and the movie Blade.

Queen of the Night continues the stories of Wolfboy and Wildgirl that began in your debut novel This is Shyness What attracted you

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