Only is Caroline Baum’s fascinating and moving memoir about being an only child in a very unusual family. As well as sharing the story of her unconventional childhood, Caroline explores what it means to be the daughter of people damaged by trauma and tragedy. Secrets are revealed and differences are settled in what Elizabeth Gilbert describes as ‘An unflinchingly honest exploration of what it takes to be a good daughter, with a heartmelting scoop of ice cream’.
Caroline Baum (Australian)
Caroline Baum is a writer, journalist and broadcaster. The founding editor of Good Reading magazine and former features editor of Vogue Australia, Caroline was the editorial director of Booktopia and has also been a presenter for the ABC TV and a producer (RN). In 2015 Caroline was awarded the Hazel Rowley Fellowship. Her first book, Only: A singular memoir, is an exploration of the often fraught terrain of being the only child of parents with a troubled European past.
Charlotte Wood (Australian)
Charlotte Wood is the author of five novels and two books of non-fiction. The Natural Way of Things won the 2016 Stella Prize and Indie Book of the Year, and was joint winner of the Prime Minister's Literary Award for Fiction. Her latest book is a collection of interviews about the creative process, The Writer's Room.