Emma Viskic

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***Not accepting applications. Currently working with a mentee***

Emma Viskic is an award-winning 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 2015. She has also won the Ned Kelly and Thunderbolt Awards for her short form fiction.

Emma studied Australian sign language (Auslan) in order to write the character of Caleb Zelic in Resurrection Bay. The second novel in the Caleb Zelic series, And Fire Came Down, will be out in August 2017.


Fiction writer:

  • Crime
  • Modern noir
  • Literary thriller.


I am offering feedback on the first three chapters of a manuscript, or one short story.


  • In person
  • By email
  • By skype/telephone.


Melbourne, Australia.