Madeleine is currently working on a new book, but is also available for interview/ speaking engagements. She can be contacted via this website; c/o her agent Margaret Gee: email@example.com ; or via the Women’s Media Center’s SheSource register of experts.
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 information.
On April 26, 2021, Madeleine joined ABC South East NSW breakfast presenter, Simon Lauder, to talk about China and her contribution to the new book The Beijing Bureau – 25 Australian Correspondents Reporting China’s Rise, which was published by Hardie Grant Books in Australia in April, 2021, and is forthcoming in the UK in July.
On October 18, 2019, Madeleine presented the annual University of Adelaide Australia China lecture in association with the OzAsia Festival, entitled “China’s Contemporary Artists – Making their way in the World”. Breaking with the usual lecture format, Madeleine joined in conversation with film maker Henry Thong about how China’s artists have forged a place for themselves over the last 40 years, each generation renegotiating their relationship with their own country and with the West. For more information click here.
On July 3, 2019, Madeleine presented a workshop on life writing at the London School of Economics, hosted by NüVoices. An edited version of her talk is featured on the NüVoices website here.
Live cross to MSNBC’s Brian Williams on the fire at Notre Dame Paris, April 15, 2019. Click here to listen.
In conversation with Joanna Chiu, chair of NüVoices, on “The Phoenix Years, Chinese artists, and the nation’s transformation,” November 4, 2018. Click here to read.
In conversation with Kim Hill on Saturday Morning on Radio New Zealand, May 5, 2018. Click here to listen.
Madeleine also participated in multiple sessions at the Auckland Writers Festival 2018. Click here to listen to the session “Foreign Witness,” where Madeleine talks with fellow journalists Francis Wade and Mike McRoberts about the life of a foreign correspondent.
For details and video/ audio of other past events, please see below & check back here for future events.
AUCKLAND WRITERS FESTIVAL
Madeleine participated in multiple session at the Auckland Writers Festival 2018. Details below:
Sunday May 20: “The Eyes of the Artist.” China as seen through the eyes of its contemporary artists. Click here for more information.
Saturday May 19: “Foreign Witness.” In conversation with fellow journalists Francis Wade and Mike McRoberts about the life of a foreign correspondent. Click here for more information.
Friday May 18: “Reframing.” Madeleine reads from The Phoenix Years as part of a session on new ways of framing history. Click here for more information.
US BOOK TOUR
The Phoenix Years was published in Nth America on October 3, 2017. Madeleine has given a number of talks in the US in association with the launch. Please see below for details and/or video/ audio of these events, and check back later for more events.
October 12: China Institute, New York. Click here for details.
October 13: University of Massachusetts (Dartmouth). Click here for details.
October 17: Columbia College Library, Chicago. Click here for details.
October 25: University of Denver. Click here for details.
October 25: Center for Asian Studies, University of Colorado (Boulder). Click here to view.
October 30: In conversation with Jeff Wasserstrom, University of California (Irvine). Click here for details.
November 2: San Francisco. Interview with Mitch Jeserich on KPFA “Letters & Politics” program. Click here to listen.
Video and/ or audio of past events is also available:
In conversation with fellow journalists Francis Wade and Mike McRoberts about the life of a foreign correspondent at the Auckland Writers Festival, May 19, 2018. Click here to listen.
In conversation with The American Scholar‘s Stephanie Bastek, January 12, 2018. Go here to listen.
In conversation with Mitch Jeserich on KPFA “Letters & Politics” program, November 2, 2017. Click here to listen.
In conversation with Benjamin Law as part of Open State at the OzAsia Festival, October 2, 2017. Click here to view.
In conversation with The Washington Post’s China correspondent, Emily Rauhala, at the Foreign Correspondents Club in Beijing, September 4, 2017. Click here to listen.
Griffith University Perspectives Asia Lecture Series. In conversation with Professor Sue Trevaskis at the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, June 15, 2017. Click here to view.
Perth Writers Festival, 2017. In conversation with Madeleine Thien, Mei Fong, and Annabel Smith, February 24, 2016. Click here to listen as broadcast by ABC Radio Big Ideas.
Jaipur Literature Festival, 2017. “Does the future belong to China?”: in conversation with Rob Schmitz, Mei Fong & C Raja Mohan, January 21, 2017.. Click here to view.
In conversation with Richard Fidler, ABC Radio, November 22, 2016. Click here to listen.
In conversation with Amanda Smith, ABC Radio Books and Arts, September 22, 2016. Click here to listen.
Featured in ABC TV Lateline story on Guo Jian, “Jailed Chinese Artist Refuses to be Silenced,” November 7, 2014. Click here to watch.