Portrait of Emma Viskic

Emma Viskic

Emma Viskic is a Melbourne-based crime writer. She has won two of Australia’s premier crime fiction short story awards: the Ned Kelly S.D. Harvey Award (2014) and the New England Thunderbolt Award (2013), has had stories placed and shortlisted in numerous other competitions, and been published in Award Winning Australian Writing.

She wrote the final draft of her debut novel, Resurrection Bay (2015) while being mentored through the UK-based WoMentoring Project. Emma trained in Auslan and consulted the Deaf and hard of hearing community in order to draw the character of Caleb as accurately as possible. Emma is currently at work on the follow up to Resurrection Bay, titled And Fire Came Down.