Antonio Casella is an Italian-born Australian novelist. He holds a PhD in English and Comparative Literature from Murdoch University, and a Masters degree from UWA. He is the author of Southfalia, The Sensualist and An Olive Branch for Sante. Antonio was writer in residence at the Australia Council’s Whiting Studio, Rome, in 1996. He is a past president of the Dante Alighieri Society of WA.