A conversation with Venero Armanno

Carniel, Jessica (2005) A conversation with Venero Armanno. Italian Studies in Southern Africa, 18 (1). pp. 143-159. ISSN 1012-2338


Venero Armanno was born in Brisbane in 1959 to Sicilian migrants. After studying both law and psychology at the University of Queensland, he worked in a computer company for ten years. In 1990 he was accepted into the Australian Film and Television School to study screenwriting and his first book, a collection of short stories entitled Jumping at the Moon, was published in 1992. Since then, Armanno has published six novels for the adult market: The Lonely
Hunter (1993), Romeo of the Underworld (1994), My Beautiful Friend (1995), Strange Rain (1996), Firehead (1999) and The Volcano 2001), as well as three illustrated books for younger readers. Armanno has been working as a lecturer in creative writing at the University of Queensland since 2001.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright belongs to the A.P.I. (Associazione Professori d’Italiano/Association of Professional Italianists).
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Arts - Department of Humanities and International Studies
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2014 07:34
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2014 08:32
Uncontrolled Keywords: Venero Armanno; Italian Australians; Sicilian Australians
Fields of Research : 20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200208 Migrant Cultural Studies
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200209 Multicultural, Intercultural and Cross-cultural Studies
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2005 Literary Studies > 200502 Australian Literature (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Literature)
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