Saturday, 13 September 2014

Emma Viskic is author of the critically acclaimed Caleb Zelic series: RESURRECTION BAYAND FIRE CAME DOWN; DARKNESS FOR LIGHT (2019) 

RESURRECTION BAY won the 2016 Ned Kelly Award for Best First Fiction, as well as an unprecedented three Davitt Awards: Best Adult Novel, Best Debut, and Readers' Choice. It was iBooks Australia's Crime Novel of the Year and was shortlisted for the UK Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger and New Blood awards. AND FIRE CAME DOWN won the 2018 Davitt Award for Best Novel.

Emma undertook extensive research to create the character of Caleb Zelic, including learning Australian sign language (Auslan). She is writing the third novel in the Caleb Zelic series with the assistance of a grant from the Australia Council.

Also a classically trained clarinettist, Emma studied at the Victorian College of the Arts and the Rotterdam Conservatorium. Her musical career ranged from performing with José Carreras and Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, to playing at an engagement party that ended in a brawl.


AND FIRE CAME DOWN has been longlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award. The award is for a novel written or translated into English, with nominations from 36 countries around the world.

AND FIRE CAME DOWN has won the 2018 Sisters in Crime Davitt Award for Best Novel

With Sissel-Jo Gazan at the 2018 Davitt Awards