Madeline Oliver

Madeline writes fiction and non-fiction books and short pieces, teaches writing and facilitates at writers’ festivals. In 2014 her YA novel was shortlisted for the Varuna PIP program, and in 2016 it was accepted, leading to an inspiring week of fellowship with other writers and powerful professional development, confirming Madeline’s intuition that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. The Painted Sky, a novel of commercial women’s fiction that she wrote in collaboration with four others, was published by Random House in 2015. Currently Madeline is working on two book-length memoirs of her own, ghostwriting memoir commercially, writing short essays and hoping to extend her teaching practice and other forms of collaborative writing.