Madeleine O'Dea

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Writer and Journalist

Madeleine O'Dea is a writer and journalist who has covered China’s political and cultural life for the past three decades. She first went to Beijing in 1986 as a correspondent for The Australian Financial Review, then covered China through the 1990s as an ABC Television producer.

She was the founding editor-in- chief of Artinfo China and has written for a range of other publications. The Phoenix Years, her memoir/history of contemporary China, was published in Australia in 2016 and is forthcoming in North America in October 2017.