Magdalena McGuire (Australia)

Magdalena McGuire was born in Poland, grew up in Darwin, and now lives in Melbourne, Australia. Her short story Salt Madonna was the winner of the 2017 Mslexia short fiction competition. Her other short stories have been published internationally by The Big Issue, The Bristol Prize, and Margaret River Press. Magdalena has also written widely on human rights topics, including women’s rights and the rights of people with disabilities. Home is Nearby is her first novel in which she explores the country she could have grown up in but didn’t.