Saturday, 13 September 2014


With Sissel-Jo Gazan at the 2018 Davitt Awards
AND FIRE CAME DOWN has won the 2018 Sisters in Crime Davitt Award for Best Novel

RESURRECTION BAY has been shortlisted for the UK's prestigious CWA awards in two categories ––  the Gold Dagger & the John Creasey New Blood Awards

Emma Viskic is author of the critically acclaimed 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. It is currently shortlisted for the UK Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger and New Blood awards. AND FIRE CAME DOWN recently 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.