Andrea MacDonald

Andrea MacDonald is Editorial Director for Picture Books at Penguin Random House UK. After growing up in North Wales as a keen bookworm, and graduating in English Literature from Oxford University, she gravitated towards a career in children’s publishing. Andrea has been working in picture books for over ten years, and is proud and privileged to work with some of the most well-respected authors and illustrators working today, including heritage esteemed artists like Anthony Browne and John Burningham, as well as new talent like Ed Vere and Nadia Shireen. She is passionate about working with storytellers to craft satisfying books that will educate, entertain, and inspire children across the world through pitch-perfect words and powerful illustrations. 

Penguin Random House is the world’s number one publisher. They champion authors and illustrators, shaping and sharing writing and illustration that spark thoughts, dreams, conversations and learning. They are a vibrant community of publishing houses, representing distinguished publishing histories marked by unparalleled success. They are a home to all kinds of creators. From the best new fiction or picture book writers, to political commentators, trailblazing entrepreneurs, health experts and bold illustrators, they enable talented people from all walks of life to tell their stories – and they make sure they are heard. They sell and license books in over 120 countries, connecting great books with a growing and global audience. 

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