Madelaine Dickie studied Creative Arts and Journalism at the University of Wollongong. In 2011 she received a Prime Minister’s Australia Asia Endeavour Award to move to West Java, Indonesia, and complete her first novel. As part of this award, she worked with mentors at Universitas Padjadjaran and Universitas Islam Bandung. Her writing has appeared in Griffith Review, Creative Nonfiction and Hecate, and her radio stories have been broadcast on Radio National. She also writes and rides for the surfboard company Treehouse Landscapes and Handshapes.