R.W.R. McDonald (Rob) is an award-winning author of two novels. 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 It was also shortlisted for Best First Novel in the 2020 Ned Kelly Awards, and Highly Commended for an Unpublished Manuscript in the 2017 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards. Nancy Business, his second novel, was a finalist for Best Novel in the 2022 Ngaio Marsh Awards.