“Getting under the skin of history” – a conversation with NüVoices

Nov. 12, 2018 by

Madeleine spoke to Joanna Chiu of NüVoices about journalism, memoir, Chinese artists and a nation’s transformation. Click here to read

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Madeleine joins the Women’s Media Center’s community of experts on SheSource

Jul. 26, 2018 by

Madeleine has joined the Women’s Media Center’s community of experts on SheSource. Her profile can be viewed here.

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Auckland Writers Festival 2018

Mar. 17, 2018 by

Madeleine participated in multiple sessions at the Auckland Writers Festival. Listen in to her discussion about the life of a foreign correspondent with Mike McRoberts & Francis Wade or her pre-festival interview with Radio NZ (links under Speaking tab)

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In conversation with The American Scholar

Jan. 18, 2018 by

In conversation with Stephanie Bastek for The American Scholar’s podcast. Listen here.

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The Phoenix Years awarded Alex Buzo Shortlist Prize at the 2017 Nib Literary Awards

Nov. 27, 2017 by

The Phoenix Years was awarded the Alex Buzo Shortlist Prize in the 2017 Mark and Evette Moran Nib Literary Awards on November 23. Click here for more on the awards.

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The Phoenix Years published in North America

Nov. 10, 2017 by

The Phoenix Years was published in Nth America on October 3. Check here for details of the US book tour and here for reviews.


The Phoenix Years longlisted for Walkley Book Award

Oct. 20, 2017 by

The Phoenix Years has been longlisted for the Walkley Book Award.


The Phoenix Years shortlisted for Mark and Evette Moran Nib Literary Award

Sep. 22, 2017 by

The Phoenix Years has shortlisted for the 2017 Mark and Evette Moran Nib Literary Award, which honours excellence in literary research. Click here for more details.


In Conversation with Benjamin Law at the OzAsia Festival

Aug. 22, 2017 by

On October 2, Madeleine O’Dea will be in conversation with Benjamin Law as part of the Open State program at Adelaide’s OzAsia Festival. For more details click here


5.30PM THU 15 JUN 2017 

Covering the political, economic and cultural life of China for the past three decades, Madeleine O'Dea, journalist and foreign correspondent has had first hand experience of the rise of modern China.

Sue Trevaskes is an expert in Chinese law and justice, contemporary Chinese society and culture and Chinese language.

Hear the 'conversation' between Madeleine and Sue, as they interact and share their personal and professional journey in and about China, including Madeleine's memoir The Phoenix Years, in which she followed the personal stories of nine contemporary Chinese artists to illustrate the history of China's rise from economic ruin to global giant in the past four decades.

RSVP by Fri 9 Jun: Places are limited for this free event. For further information email events-gai@griffith.edu.au

Presented by the Griffith Asia Institute, Griffith University and the Australian Centre of Asia-Pacific Art (ACAPA) at QAGOMA.

The Phoenix Years at Griffith University Perspectives Asia Series

Jul. 5, 2017 by

Madeleine joined Professor Sue Trevaskes to discuss The Phoenix Years at the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art as part of Griffith University’s Perspectives Asia series. Click here to view