Rowan MacDonald

Creative Nonfiction Writer

Author's Bio

Rowan MacDonald lives in Tasmania with his dog, Rosie.  His writing has appeared in a variety of publications around the world, including most recently Paper Dragon, The Ocotillo Review, Defunct Magazine, The Ignatian Literary Magazine, Black Fork Review, Hive Avenue, Poor Yorick, White Wall Review, and others.  His work has also been adapted into short film by New Form Digital

Rowan's flash fiction has been twice shortlisted in Australian Writers' Centre's "Furious Fiction Challenge" (March, September '23).  His words are forthcoming in Sans. PRESS, Thirteen Bridges Review, OPEN: Journal of Arts & Letters and Kind Writers Literary Magazine.

He's currently ranked in the Top 5 Most Popular Book Reviewers on Goodreads (Australia).


"Gentle, authentic storytelling." - Australian Writers' Centre.

"We loved your unique voice." - The Ignatian Literary Magazine.

"We are honoured to showcase your creativity and talent." - White Wall Review.

Publications & Prizes

Journals: ,
Defunkt Magazine
FLARE: The Flagler Review
Hive Avenue
Kind Writers Literary Magazine
Miracle Monocle
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Sheepshead Review
Stonecrop Magazine

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Tim Winton, Fredrik Backman, Bill Bryson, William McInnes, Alistair MacLean, Robert Louis Stevenson, Ernest Hemingway, Heather Rose, Enid Blyton, Paul Jennings.
What I'm reading now: 
Saving Lieutenant Kennedy by Brett Mason

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Last update: Sep 28, 2023