Magdalena Ball is a novelist, poet, reviewer, interviewer, and is Managing Editor of Compulsive Reader. She is the author of several novels and poetry books, the most recent of which, The Density of Compact Bone, was published in 2021 by Ginninderra Press. She runs a podcast of writer interviews Compulsive Reader Talks, and is currently editing a poetry book due out in late 2022 by Puncher & Wattmann.

Born in Bucharest, Romania, Daniel’s work has been published in Australia (Short Bursts of Eternity – Flying Islands, Pentimento – Interactive Publications), Romania, and in USA. He also shares poetry through translations – Testament - 400 Years of Romanian Poetry, a representative collection of Romanian poetry in English (winner of the translation prize of 2019, in Bucharest) and The Bessarabia of My Soul – representing, also in English, poets from the Republic of Moldova (Poetry Prize in Moldova – 2018). Return Ticket from Sydney to Bistrita - A Lyrical Carousel between the Antipodes unites, again bilingually, two groups of poets 17000 kilometers apart: ‘The Judith Beveridge Poetry Clas’ from Sydney and ‘Bistrita Poetry Group’ from Romania launched May 2022 at the State Library of NSW – via zoom. Daniel is the current president of the Australian-Romanian Academy for Culture.

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