Caroline Baum is a respected Australian journalist and broadcaster whose distinguished career includes work with the BBC, ABC radio and television and Vogue magazine (UK and Australia). She was a founding editor of Good Reading magazine, editorial director of Booktopia, and is a regular contributor to national media in Australia. Her writing covers diverse subjects including books, food, travel, the arts and aspects of contemporary life. Several pieces of her autobiographical writing have also been published in Good Weekend magazine.
In 2015, Caroline was awarded the Hazel Rowley Fellowship to write a biography of French woman Lucie Dreyfus (1870-1945). Her writing has been featured in two anthologies: My Mother, My Father: On Losing A Parent (2013), and Rebellious Daughters (2016). Her most recent work, published in February 2017 is Only: a singular memoir—a moving exploration of her own unconventional childhood and her personal experience as the only daughter of parents damaged by trauma and tragedy.
In addition to her writing and media work, Caroline exhibits her own photography and has designed a collection of rugs based on her images. She lives on the south coast of New South Wales.