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Author, journalist, broadcaster, producer, moderator


Distinguished journalist and broadcaster Caroline Baum is the author of ONLY, a Singular Memoir. Magda Szubanski calls it 'a conflicted love letter to her troubled parents that made me laugh and made me weep' while Helen Garner praised it as ‘ a rich and rollicking tale that deepens into the tenderest of daughterly tributes’. Talking about the book around the country and on national media has revealed Caroline’s unconventional and glamourous background.

Current work

An accomplished moderator, Caroline is in high demand at all major writers festival for her probing and provocative interviews with some of the world’s most famous writers.

She is also a consultant to arts organisations, and a contributor to online and tradittional media on books, culture and aspects of contemporary life.

Caroline’s interests include: community and regional development and social enterprise, aged care and ageing issues, positive psychology, mental health, innovation in art and design, the food industry, travel and hospitality.

Caroline was the recipient of the 2015 Hazel Rowley Fellowship.

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

As an MC, Caroline brings her unique combination of warmth, professionalism and fresh energy to the stage. She tailors her style to ensure it's just right for the audience. Her thorough preparation combined with her thoughtful curiosity brings out the very best in the people she interviews. I've been privileged to work with the highest calibre of moderators and Caroline is exceptional. I would highly recommend her for an event.

Rachel Botsman
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