Ep: 7 Madelaine Dickie – Troppo

Madelaine Dickie talks about her travels, surfing and her debut novel Troppo.

Madelaine Dickie has worked as a rollerblading and skateboarding instructor, a radio producer and a disability support officer. Most recently, she’s managed the media and communications for an Aboriginal organisation in the Kimberley, WA.

Work means travel—travel means surfing!

Madelaine Dickie studied Creative Arts and Journalism at the University of Wollongong.

In 2014, Troppo won the City of Fremantle T.A.G. Hungerford Award.

Madelaine Dickie received a Prime Minister’s Australia Asia Endeavour Award in 2011, which allowed her to complete the novel while living in West Java, working with mentors at Universitas Padjadjaran and Universitas Islam Bandung.

She has been visiting and living in Indonesia since her teens and writes and rides for the surfboard company Treehouse Landscapes and Handshapes.

Troppo is published by Fremantle Press – Read more about Madelaine here


  1. So young and so talented! What a wide-ranging interview and fascinating subject matter. Another triumph Rose.


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