Saturday, 13 September 2014


Resurrection Bay has been longlisted for the UK's top crime writing awards. In two categories! The Gold Dagger & the New Blood

Emma Viskic is the author of the multi-award-winning Caleb Zelic series, RESURRECTION BAY  and AND FIRE CAME DOWN. 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 a UK Financial Times Book of the Year. 

                                                                      Emma (left) with Liane Moriarty at the Davitt Awards

Also a classically trained clarinettist, Emma studied at the Victorian College of the Arts and the Rotterdam Conservatorium. Her musical career has ranged from performing with José  Carreras and Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, to busking in the London Underground.

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