Magdalena McGuire was born in Poland, grew up in Darwin, and now lives in Melbourne. Her short stories have been published in the UK and Australia by The Big Issue and The Bristol Prize, and by Margaret River Press respectively. She has published widely on human rights topics, including women’s right, and the rights of people with disabilities. She is an avid reader and particularly enjoys reading books about girls who like reading books. Follow her on twitter @Magdalena_McG.