R.W.R. McDonald (Rob) is an award winning author. His debut novel, The Nancys won Best First Novel in the 2020 Ngaio Marsh Awards, as well as being a finalist in the Best Novel category. It was shortlisted for Best First Novel in the 2020 Ned Kelly Awards, and Highly Commended for an Unpublished Manuscript in the 2017 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards. The Nancys was published in 2019 by Allen & Unwin along with its sequel due June 2021.
Rob McDonald and Katherine Kovacic met during the 2016 Writing a Novel course in Melbourne.