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Burning Down – it’s Pub Day for my new book (go to the pub and celebrate publication… except that I don’t drink, oh well)!
Here is the full Press Release + a nice ad for Good Reading magazine.
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A very thorough rundown of last Sunday’s panel from Pearlz.
On April 23rd the Brisbane State Library together with Women’s Writers Queensland hosted three deep thinking authors to examine the theme of “the Outsider.” It was presented as a conversation between Lauren Daniels, Venero Armanno, and Melissa Lucashenko.
After an articulate introduction, quoting the story of The Epic of Gilgamesh, Lauren asked Melissa to read an excerpt from Mulimbimbyand read an extract from Veny’s latest book, Travel Under Any Star.
Melissa after greeting us in Bundjalung language, stressed the strength of her central character, Jo in Mulimbimby, and explained the context of the passage she read.
The four questions (and I am paraphrasing here) asked by Lauren were:
1) How has your family background enriched or influenced your writing?
2) How has your journey been moving between worlds?
3) What do you think the main personality traits of a writer are? Are they…
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Venero (Veny) Armanno was born in Brisbane to Sicilian migrant parents. He is the author of two books of short stories and nine critically acclaimed novels.
In the 1993 Jumping at the Moon was equal runner-up, Steele Rudd Award for Best Short Story collection. My Beautiful Friend was runner-up Aurealis Best Horror Novel, 1996. Firehead was shortlisted for the Queensland Premier’s Literary Award for Best Novel in 1999 and The Volcano won that award in 2002. The Volcano was also shortlisted for the Courier Mail Best Book of the Year. Veny’s last novel Black Mountain (2012) received wide critical acclaim.
In 2016 he published his second collection of short stories, Travel Under Any Star, and in September this year his latest book Burning Down will be released.
His novels have been published in USA, France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Holland, Israel and South Korea.
Veny is also a trained screenwriter and…
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Sunday 23rd April. 11am – 12 noon at Brisbane Square Library, 266 George St. ‘Insights of an Outsider’, Authors Melissa Lucashenko and Venero Armanno in conversation with Lauren Daniels. Presented by The Lord Mayor’s Writers in Residence series and the Society of Women Writers Queensland. Bookings at library, phone: 3403 4166
A blogger who goes by the name “This Charming Mum” has written a piece on my book. Interesting (and very flattering) that its in two parts – a book review plus a more personal discussion. You can find it here:
Here is a free short story taken from Travel Under Any Star. The Sleeping Stranger won a literary award and was included in One Book Many Brisbanes 2007 collection.
Here it is at Kill Your Darlings:
And here at The Barcelona Review: