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Writer in Residence at the Cité internationale des Arts, Paris

Dec. 7, 2021 by

In December 2021 Madeleine returned to the Cité internationale des Arts under their artist residency program to continue work on her new book. She will be in residence there until June 2022. She can be contacted through this website.


NuVoices podcast with Joanna Chiu, author of China Unbound

Oct. 25, 2021 by

On 6 October 2021, Madeleine was the guest host at the NüVoices podcast in a free-ranging discussion with Joanna Chiu, NüVoices co-founder and chair, about her new book, China Unbound. The book details China’s rapid international rise, and the ways Western nations have contributed

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Panel on The Beijing Bureau at Gleebooks, Sydney

Mar. 26, 2021 by

On May 12, 2021, Madeleine joined fellow former Beijing-based correspondents, Richard McGregor, Melissa Roberts, and Trevor Watson, at Gleebooks, Sydney, for a wide-ranging discussion about China and the challenges of working as a foreign correspondent there. Click here for more

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Contribution to The Beijing Bureau – Australian Correspondents Reporting China’s Rise

Feb. 28, 2021 by

On May 5, 2021 in Australia, and in July in the UK, Hardie Grant is publishing The Beijing Bureau – 25 Australian Correspondents Charting China’s Rise, edited by Trevor Watson and Melissa Roberts. The book distills more than 40 years

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Australia-China Lecture – OzAsia Festival

Sep. 30, 2019 by

On October 18, 2019 Madeleine presented the annual Australia-China lecture at the OzAsia Festival in Adelaide. Madeleine explored the history of Chinese contemporary art in conversation with film maker Henry Thong. For more info click here.

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Life writing workshop at LSE

Jun. 17, 2019 by

On the evening of July 3, Madeleine gave a workshop on life writing at the London School of Economics, hosted by the NüVoices network. An edited version of the workshop is available here.

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Notre Dame Fire, April 15, 2019 – live interview with MSNBC

Apr. 22, 2019 by

On April 15, 2019, fire broke out at Notre Dame cathedral in Paris. Listen in here to Madeleine O’Dea’s live interview with MSNBC.

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Writer in Residence at the Cité Internationale des Arts

Feb. 26, 2019 by

Madeleine is currently writer in residence at the Australia Council’s Keesing Studio at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris. She will be in residence from February 2019 to August 2019 and can be contacted via this website.

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The Phoenix Years in the LA Review of Books

Feb. 19, 2019 by

Renée Reynolds’ review of The Phoenix Years appeared in the LA Review of Books on February 18, 2019. Click here to read.

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The Phoenix Years out now in the UK

Feb. 18, 2019 by

The Phoenix Years has now been published in the United Kingdom. Click here for details

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