Robert Madden was once a serving soldier in the Royal New Zealand Artillery, but now lives and works as a diver, fisherman and seaman. In 2011 Madden was a finalists for Best Short Story written in English in the Pikihuia short story competition.
- http://www.booksellers.co.nz/book-news/trade-news/pikihuia-short-story-finalists-announced 15 November 2016
- Huia Short Stories 9. Huia Publishers, 2011.
- "Blues, Booze and Bust." Huia Short Stories 9. Huia Publishers, 2011.