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. She is currently writing the second in the Caleb Zelic series, AND FIRE CAME DOWN.


Also a classical 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

RESURRECTION BAY Wins Four Awards
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)