Saturday, 13 September 2014

Emma Viskic is an award-winning Australian crime writer. Her critically acclaimed debut novel, 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. Resurrection Bay was iBooks Australia's Crime Novel of the Year in 2015.

Emma studied Australian sign language (Auslan) in order to research the character of Caleb Zelic in RESURRECTION BAY. The second novel in the Caleb Zelic series, AND FIRE CAME DOWN, will be out in Australia August 2017.

Also a classically trained clarinettist, Emma's musical career has ranged from performing with José  Carreras and Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, to busking in the London Underground. She lives in Melbourne and divides her time between writing, performing, and teaching.

Latest News

Pushkin Press buys the UK, US rights to RESURRECTION BAY

The wonderful Pushkin Press will be publishing Resurrection Bay in the UK this August. Stay tuned for a peek at the cover.


Thrilled to announce that RESURRECTION BAY has won the Ned Kelly Award for Best First Fiction, as well as three Davitt Awards: Best Adult Novel, joint Best Debut, and Readers' Choice.

(Emma with Liane Moriarty at the Sisters in Crime Davitt Awards)