Madelaine Dickie's debut novel Troppo won the City of Fremantle T.A.G Hungerford Award and was published by Fremantle Press in 2016. She's currently drafting her second novel, which has the working title 'Red Can Origami'. Her writing has appeared in numerous publications including the Griffith Review (2013), the American journal Creative Nonfiction (2012) and Hecate (2010). She lives in Wyndham, a remote outback town at the top of Western Australia where the barramundi are almost as big as the crocodiles.
Madelaine Dickie is thrilled to be coming to Youkobo Art Space to work on her new novel 'Red Can Origami', a tale of beer guzzling, barramundi fishing, and a bitter conflict between a native title group and a Japanese-owned uranium company. At Youkobo, she's looking forward to a serene space to work! Over two months, she'll fill in the Japan-specific scenes in the current draft of her manuscript, and will also endeavour to craft a complete second draft. In her novel, uranium sourced from Aboriginal land in northern Australia is used to fuel the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Plant. Madelaine wishes to further explore the relationship between Australian uranium and recent nuclear incidents in Japan. This will involve several research trips outside of Tokyo. Madelaine Dickie is the recipient of an Asialink residency, which is supported by the Department of Culture and the Arts WA.
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