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Margaret McDonald

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Contact: [email protected]
Local authority: South Lanarkshire
Languages: English, Scots
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Margaret McDonald is a Scottish author who lives in Glasgow. Her debut novel Glasgow Boys was published in May 2024. She has also been published in the poetry and prose magazines The Manifest Station, In Parentheses, Breath and Shadow, Page and Spine, Bandit Fiction and Bubble Lit Mag. She is a first-generation student and holds an MLitt with Distinction in English Literature from Glasgow University and a First-Class B.A (Hons) in Creative Writing with English Literature from Strathclyde University. She writes about the working class experience, the student experience and the Scottish healthcare system as a former NHS employee and disabled author.


(Photo credit: Heather Callaghan)

Local authorities can visit

Aberdeen City; Aberdeenshire; Angus; Argyll and Bute; Clackmannanshire; Dumfries and Galloway; Dundee; East Ayrshire; East Dunbartonshire; East Lothian; East Renfrewshire; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Highland; Inverclyde; Midlothian; Moray; Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles); North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Orkney Islands; Perth and Kinross; Renfrewshire; Scottish Borders; Shetland; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; Stirling; West Dunbartonshire; West Lothian

Events can deliver

Mentoring; Panel event; Reading; Talk; Workshop

Topics of work

Adolescence; Care experience; Childhood; Class & society; Contemporary fiction; Drug addiction, alcoholism & substance abuse; Emigration & immigration; Family; First experiences for younger readers; Friendship; LGBTQIA+ characters; Loneliness & isolation; Love & romance; Politics; Poverty; Sports; Violence & abuse

Age groups published for

Teens; Adults

Age groups can work with

15-18; 18+

Audience size

0-10; 11-30; 31-100