Saturday, 13 September 2014


RESURRECTION BAY has been longlisted for the UK's top crime writing awards in two categories ––  Gold Dagger & New Blood

AND FIRE CAME DOWN has been shortlisted for the Sisters in Crime Davitt Award for best adult crime novel

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 longlisted for the UK Crime Writers' Association's Gold Dagger and New blood awards. AND FIRE CAME DOWN is currently shortlisted for the Australian Davitt award.

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.

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.