Portrait of Fiona Gruber

Fiona Gruber

Writer and broadcaster Fiona Gruber writes regularly on the arts for the Australian and reviews books, theatre and film for the Times Literary Supplement in the UK.

She also contributes to The Age, Australian Book Review, Opera Now and Art World.

She appears regularly on ABC local radio talking about the arts; she has presented (and currently produces) features for Radio National’s books and arts programs, and a recent documentary on the surveyor and collector, John Helder Wedge.

Between 2003–10, she presented a weekly arts show on PBS-FM. During this time she also founded and hosted Gert’s Sunday Salon in Fitzroy, a raffish club for artists and lovers of the arts – and a breeding ground for new performers and established performers with new work. This won her a Green Room Award in 2005.

She is currently writing a biography of the nineteenth-century Victorian entrepreneur Alice Cornwell: gold miner, owner of the Sunday Times and breeder of Chinese Pug dogs.