I'm Jonathan Ball

The Poet Laureate of Hell

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The First One's Free.

The First One's Free.

To celebrate (over) a decade since my first book, I’m offering it for free.

EX MACHINA is a choose-your-own-adventure-style poetry-novel hybrid about how machines have changed what it means to be human.

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“This is a brilliant and profound book, often hilarious and moving, alive and alert to our life, our language, our darkness, and our love”

“A wondrous collection of the narcotic, gorgeous, and hilarious … Ball’s phrases often fold in on themselves suddenly to produce startling mouthfuls of dream and delight … the reader doesn’t even notice the trapdoor that’s opened beneath their giddy feet.”

“Jonathan Ball deploys [a] distinctive blend of sinister insight and munificent imagination, illuminating horror and dark humour, artful precision and formal play.”