Madonna King

Australia

 

Madonna King

Award-winning journalist, author and commentator

Madonna King is one of Australia’s most accomplished journalists, having worked at senior levels at News Limited and the ABC, where she presented the Mornings program in Brisbane for six years. She writes for Fairfax, including a highly successful weekly column, and contributes to its Good Weekend magazine. She has written seven books, all defined by her skilful reporting and her ability to get people to talk in depth. These include the recently-released Being 14, and biographies of Professor Ian Frazer, who was behind the cervical cancer vaccine, and Joe Hockey, now Australia’s Ambassador to Washington.

Talks and Panels

Writers Under Arrest

Freedom of speech and state censorship
With Ma Thida, Rafael Marques de Morais, Peter Greste and Sakdiyah Ma’ruf