Paul Macdonald

Paul Macdonald is the owner of The Children’s Bookshop (Speakers’ Agency) in Sydney, Australia. He has a Master of Education, working almost 20 years as a teacher of Upper Primary and Secondary. He has won numerous awards in teaching such as a Quality Teacher Award and The Premiers English Scholarship . His interests include the development of literacy with a particular interest in reading for gifted children, Boys’ Literacy and books for adolescents. Paul won the inaugural Maurice Saxby Award in 2012 for his contributions to raising the profile of teen fiction. Paul Macdonald also was the winner of the 2016 Lady Cutler award for services to children’s literature and literacy in Australia. Paul is a consultant working with numerous schools focusing on building reading cultures and he is currently completing his PhD focusing on Australian Young Adult literature.
Paul is the author of the picture book The Hole Idea and has written several other academic texts.
Paul offers a range of workshops for schools including:
Creative Writing Workshops
Professional Development for Teachers in writing
Presentations on Building Reading Cultures in Schools

Books by Paul Macdonald