Associate Professor Venero Armanno

Associate Professor

School of Communication and Arts
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
v.armanno@uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 69454

Overview

Veny has published two collections of short stories and ten novels, three of which have been published internationally. In 2002 his novel The Volcano won Best Australian Fiction Book in the Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards, and the same novel was shortlisted for the Courier Mail Book of the Year Award. His latest novel, Burning Down, was published in 2017. His short stories have been anthologised internationally, including publications in Barcelona, Hungary, Canada and Serbia. As well as writing for adults, Veny has three illustrated books for younger readers. Also a scriptwriter, Veny has worked with a number of production companies, including Tristram Miall Films (Strictly Ballroom, Children of the Revolution, Looking for Alibrandi) and Liberty Films (Fire, Medivac, The Day of the Roses, The Loves of Lionel's Life), on film adaptations of his novels.

Research Interests

  • Issues of aging, sexuality and male violence

Research Impacts

Issues of aging, male sexuality and male violence.

Qualifications

  • PhD, Queensland University of Technology
  • Master of Arts (Creative Writing), Queensland University of Technology
  • Diploma in Scriptwriting, Australian Film Television and Radio School
  • Bachelor of Arts, The University of Queensland

Publications

  • Armanno, Venero (2020). The Crying Forest. Melbourne, Australia: IFWG Australia.

  • Armanno, Venero (2017). Burning down. St Lucia, QLD, Australia: University of Queensland Press.

  • Armanno, Venero (2015). I asked the angels for inspiration. Bareknuckle Poet Anthology 001 2015. Australia: Bareknuckle Books.

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Grants

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Supervision

  • Master Philosophy

  • Master Philosophy

  • Master Philosophy

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Publications

Featured Publications

Book

  • Armanno, Venero (2007). The Dirty Beat. St Lucia, QLD, Australia: University of Queensland Press.

  • Armanno, Venero (2006). Candle life. Milsons Point, NSW, Australia: Random House Australia.

  • Armanno, Venero and Pignataro, Anna (2002). The very super adventures of Nic and Naomi. Melbourne: Lothian Press.

  • Armanno, Venero (2001). The Volcano. 1 ed. Australia: Random House Australia.

  • Armanno, Venero and Pearson, David (2000). The Ghost of Love Street. New York : London: Franklin Watts.

  • Armanno, Venero (1999). Firehead. Milson's Point, NSW, Australia: Random House Australia.

  • Armanno, Venero (1998). The ghost of Deadman's Beach. Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Lothian Press.

  • Armanno, Venero (1996). Strange Rain. NSW: Vintage Australia.

  • Armanno, Venero (1995). My Beautiful Friend. NSW: Vintage Australia.

  • Armanno, Venero (1994). Romeo of the Underworld. Sydney: Picador.

  • Armanno, Venero (1993). The Lonely Hunter. Sydney: Picador.

  • Armanno, Venero (1992). Jumping at the moon. St Lucia, Brisbane, Australia: University of Queensland Press.

Book Chapter

  • Armanno, Venero (2007). The Sleeping Stranger. One book many Brisbanes : second anthology of Brisbane stories. (pp. 1-9) edited by Brisbane City Council. Brisbane City Council: Brisbane.

  • Armanno, Venero (2006). I Feel So Strong. Best Australian Stories 2006. (pp. 9-17) edited by Drewe, Robert. Melbourne, Australia: Black Inc..

  • Armanno, Venero (2003). The Boys' Hut. Acts of Dog. (pp. 165-190) edited by Adelaide, Debra. Milsons Point, New South Wales, Australia: Vintage Australia.

Journal Article

Other Outputs

  • Armanno, Venero (2020). The Crying Forest. Melbourne, Australia: IFWG Australia.

  • Armanno, Venero (2017). Burning down. St Lucia, QLD, Australia: University of Queensland Press.

  • Armanno, Venero (2016). The Sleeping Stranger. Kill Your Darlings

  • Armanno, Venero (2016). Heat Treatment. Dreaming in the Dark. (pp. 215-231) edited by Jack Dann. Hornsea, United Kingdom: PS Publishing UK.

  • Armanno, Venero (2016). Travel under any star: collected stories. Brisbane, Australia: Bareknuckle Books.

  • Armanno, Venero (2015). I asked the angels for inspiration. Bareknuckle Poet Anthology 001 2015. Australia: Bareknuckle Books.

  • Armanno, Venero (2014). The currents. Melbourne, Australia: Review of Australian Fiction.

  • Armanno, Venero (2012). Moon: libretto. Brisbane, QLD, Australia: The Australian Voices.

  • Armanno, Venero (2012). Black Mountain. St Lucia, QLD, Australia: University of Queensland Press.

  • Armanno, Venero (2012). Sugarbaby. Review of Australian Fiction

  • Armanno, Venero (2012). dinner for a recent widower. Carmenta

  • Armanno, Venero (2009). Presidentsland [libretto]. Brisbane, Australia: Queensland Music Festival.

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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Completed Supervision