Venero Armanno

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Venero Armanno (born 19 August 1959) is an Australian novelist. He was born in Brisbane of Sicilian parents.[1] He received a BA from the University of Queensland, and later an MA and PhD in Creative Writing from the Queensland University of Technology.[1] Armanno completed fourteen unpublished manuscripts before being accepted for publication.[2]

He is currently a Senior Lecturer in the School of English, Media Studies and Art History at the University of Queensland,[3] where he received the 2004 award for excellence in teaching.[4]


  • One Book One Brisbane, 2004: shortlisted for Firehead
  • One Book One Brisbane, 2003: shortlisted for Volcano
  • Queensland Premier's Literary Awards, Best Fiction Book, 2002: winner for Volcano
  • Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction, Horror, 1995: runner-up for My Beautiful Friend
  • Warana Writers' Awards, Steele Rudd Award, 1993: runner-up for Jumping at the Moon
  • The Australian/Vogel Literary Award (for an unpublished manuscript), 1992: highly commended for The Lonely Hunter



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Young adult[edit]



  1. ^ a b "Venero Armanno". Random House Australia. Retrieved 15 June 2012. 
  2. ^ Sorenson, Rosemary (10 November 2007). "The Face: Venero Armanno". The Australian. Retrieved 15 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "Dr Venero Armanno". University of Queensland. Retrieved 15 June 2012. 
  4. ^ "Dr Venero Armanno - Award for excellence in teaching 2004". University of Queensland. 2004. Retrieved 15 June 2012.