After working for the BBC (Parkinson), London Weekend Television (The South Bank Show) and Time-Life Books in the UK, Caroline Baum came to Australia in 1984.
She has worked as founding editor of Good Reading magazine, features editor for Vogue, presenter of ABC TV's popular bookshow Between the Lines and Foxtel's Talking Books, and as an executive producer with ABC Radio National.
She is a regular contributor to national newspapers and magazines and is in demand as a presenter at arts and literary festivals around the country and overseas.
In 2006 Caroline produced and co-wrote her first TV documentary In Search of Bony, about Australian writer Arthur Upfield, shown on SBS TV.
Caroline is currently developing a TV series and several writing projects as well as reviewing books, curating and hosting talks, blogging for arts organisations and providing media consultancy.
Client Comments for Caroline Baum
Caroline Baum travels from New South Wales Australia
- Working with Caroline Baum brings so much value. I have seen her in action in many ways. As Chair of the Four Winds Festival, Caroline has collaborated with us to imagine, design and facilitate a range of events in a diverse range of settings. To do public forums requires courage and confidence, with an openness and genuine curiosity about the issues and the people participating, and this is why we want her back. Despite preparation, for which Caroline is extremely thorough, anything can happen in the dynamic of a live event and I will continue to engage Caroline for our events as I have witnessed her adapt to many unpredictable circumstances, and not get lost or revert to just managing the event. In fact her experience is unveiled in the difficult and beautiful experiences which live events throw at you, She can be challenging, playful, curious, insightful and passionate, all in the one event. She is a facilitator, interviewer, MC, host and delightful chair... call it what you wish but it works.
Four Winds Festival
"Trish and Tamie were extremely efficient and helpful. They identified a short list of potential speakers within hours and confirmed our choice within two hours of our decision. We were very impressed as we were working on a very tight time frame. Our dealings with Saxton's happened so effortlessly and quickly that it is difficult to put my finger any areas for improvement."
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