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Emma Viskic’s critically acclaimed Caleb Zelic series has been published world-wide. Resurrection Bay won the Ned Kelly Award for Best First Fiction and an unprecedented three Davitt Awards. It was shortlisted for the UK’s prestigious Gold Dagger and New Blood Awards and the USA’s Barry Award. And Fire Came Down was winner of the 2018 Davitt Award for Best Novel and Darkness for Light received the 2020 Davitt Reader’s Choice Award.

Formerly a classical musician, Emma’s musical career ranged from performing with José Carreras, to playing at an engagement party that ended in a brawl. She learned Auslan in order to create the character of Caleb Zelic, who is profoundly deaf. Emma is currently working on the fourth Caleb Zelic novel, Those Who Perish.

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