Madeleine Watts is a writer of fiction, essays and journalism. Her writing has been published in The Believer, The White Review, Los Angeles Review of Books, Griffith Review, Meanjin and The Lifted Browamongst others. She is the winner of the 2015 Griffith Review Novella Competition. 

Madeleine grew up in Sydney, and sometimes Melbourne, but she has been based in New York since 2013.

She graduated from the University of Sydney in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honors) in English Literature, and is completing an MFA in Writing at Columbia University in New York.