Pauline Nguyen in conversation with
Caroline Baum

In association with the exhibition Dinh Q. Lê: Erasure
a multimedia installation and online archive
Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation presents

Pauline Nguyen in conversation with

Caroline Baum

Saturday, 23 July 2011
3–5 pm


Pauline Nguyen escaped with her family from Vietnam by boat in 1977, spending a year in a Thai refugee camp before resettling in Sydney. She is the author of Secrets of the Red Lantern and co-owner of acclaimed restaurant Red Lantern in Sydney’s Surry Hills. Pauline’s writing has appeared in The Best Australian Essays (2010),Voracious – The Best New Australian Food Writing (2011), Griffith Review (2009), Growing up Asian in Australia (2008) and is also co-contributor of Sydney Foodies Guide (2011). Pauline holds a Bachelor of
Arts in Communications at UTS and won Newcomer Writer of the Year at the Australian Book Industry Awards (2008).

Caroline Baum is a respected journalist and broadcaster who has worked for the BBC, ABC TV, ABC Radio and Foxtel on a wide variety of arts programmes. She contributes to the Sydney Morning Herald and national publications. She was the founding editor of Good Reading magazine, cowrote and co-produced a documentary for SBS TV on crime writer Arthur Upfield and is currently developing several documentary projects through her company, Two Heads Media. Caroline hosts talks at arts festival around the country and has been
a judge for several major literary awards.