Venero Armanno

Venero Armanno Author

Venero Armanno (b. 1959) is an Australian novelist. He was born in Brisbane of Sicilian parents. He received a BA from the University of Queensland and a MA and PhD in Creative Writing from the Queensland University of Technology. 

He is the author of one book of short stories and nine critically acclaimed novels. His books have been published in USA, France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Holland, Israel and South Korea.

Veny is also a screenwriter and teaches creative writing at University of Queensland. 


Armanno writes with a robust confidence in his own capacities as a storyteller. It is not undeserved. He has…a flair that makes him one of the most unusual novelists on this scene.” ~ The Bulletin

“Armanno writes with such intensity, his words detonate off the page.”The Sydney Morning Herald

Venero Armanno is a writer who fearlessly explores the primal urges, repressed desires, and the intense, contradictory cravings that drive human behaviour—and the betrayals, family breakdowns, violence and tragic misunderstandings they leave in their wake. While the settings, and the social and cultural references are contemporary, there are echoes of the ancient Greek melodramas in his work. Armanno’s stories probe beneath the explosive surface, and in unmasking his characters, he exposes the elemental human need for intimacy, connection, and a sense of belonging. – Arnold Zable Acclaimed writer, novelist and human rights advocate