Magdalena Ball

Magdalena Ball is a novelist, poet, reviewer and interviewer, and is the Managing Editor of Compulsive Reader, a literary review site that has been running for some 23 years. Her interview podcast, Compulsive Reader Talks, has over 150 wonderful interviews with the likes of Maria Tumarkin, Ben Okri, and John Banville, to name just a few.  She has been widely published in literary journals, anthologies, and online, and is the author of several published books of fiction and poetry. Her Flying Island book, High Wire Step, was published in 2018. Her most recent publication is Unreliable Narratives, published by Girls on Key Press in 2019.  A new poetry book, Density of Compact Bone, is forthcoming from Ginninderra Press in 2021. 

A sample poem from High Wire Step, “not rush hour”, is below. Some of Magdalena’s more recent (draft) work, as well as a long-running conversation with Kit Kelen can be found at:

To find out more about Magdalena’s other works, or for the most recent publications, visit:

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