On May 12, 2021, Madeleine will join 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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Renée Reynolds’ review of The Phoenix Years appeared in the LA Review of Books on February 18, 2019. Click here to read.
The Phoenix Years has now been published in the United Kingdom. Click here for details
The Phoenix Years: Art, Resistance, and the Making of Modern China was published in paperback in the US and Canada on September 13, 2018. To learn more about the book read Madeleine’s recent interview with NüVoices. To buy click here.
Madeleine spoke to Joanna Chiu of NüVoices about journalism, memoir, Chinese artists and a nation’s transformation. Click here to read