Magdalena Ball was born in New York City, and has lived in Australia for over three decades. She is a novelist, poet, reviewer, interviewer, VP of Flying Island Poetry Community, and Managing Editor of Compulsive Reader. Her stories, editorials, poetry, reviews and articles have appeared in a wide number of printed anthologies and journals, and have won local and international awards.

She is the author of several novels and poetry books, most recently, Bobish, published in 2023 by Puncher & Wattmann, as well as Density of Compact Bone, Unreliable Narratives, High Wire Step, Unmaking Atoms, Repulsion Thrust, and Quark Soup, and the novels Black Cow and Sleep Before Evening.