Magdalena McGuire was born in Poland, grew up in Darwin, and now lives in Melbourne with her husband and young children. Her short fiction has been published in The Big Issue, Island Magazine, Mslexia, Margaret River Press anthologies and elsewhere. In 2016 she won the Impress Prize for New Writers. In 2017 she won Mslexia's Short Fiction Competition, judged by Deborah Levy. Her debut novel, Home Is Nearby, was published in the UK and Turkey. She is now working on her second book.