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Emma Viskic Emma Viskic i(6630877 works by)
Gender: Female
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Author of crime fiction, notably the Claeb Zelic series, beginning with Resurrection Bay in 2015.

Viskic is also a classically trained clarinettist, who has studied at the Victorian College of the Arts and the Rotterdam Conservatorium.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2018 recipient Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships Development Grants Individuals and Groups


2018 recipient The Neilma Sidney Literary Travel Fund

to undertake a publicity tour in the UK to promote her book And Fire Came Down (Bonnier), and to attend the Edinburgh International Book Festival

2014 shortlisted Ned Kelly Awards for Crime Writing The S. D. Harvey Short Story Award For the short story 'Splinter'

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon And Fire Came Down Richmond : Echo Publishing , 2017 11614862 2017 single work novel thriller

'Deaf since early childhood, Caleb Zelic used to meet life head-on. Now he’s struggling just to get through the day. His best mate is dead, his ex-wife, Kat, is avoiding him, and nightmares haunt his waking hours.

'But when a young woman is killed after pleading for his help in sign language, Caleb is determined to find out who she was. And the trail leads straight to his hometown, Resurrection Bay. The town is on bushfire alert and simmering with racial tensions. As he delves deeper, Caleb uncovers secrets that could threaten his life and any chance of reuniting with Kat. Driven by his demons, he pushes on. But who is he willing to sacrifice along the way? ' (Publication summary)

2019 longlisted International Awards International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award
2018 winner Davitt Award Best Adult Crime Novel
2018 longlisted APA Book Design Awards Best Designed Commercial Fiction Cover
y separately published work icon Resurrection Bay South Melbourne : Echo Publishing , 2015 8683019 2015 single work novel crime

'Caleb Zelic, profoundly deaf since early childhood, has always lived on the outside - watching, picking up telltale signs people hide in a smile, a cough, a kiss. When a childhood friend is murdered, a sense of guilt and a determination to prove his own innocence sends Caleb on a hunt for the killer. But he can’t do it alone. Caleb and his troubled friend Frankie, an ex-cop, start with one clue: Scott, the last word the murder victim texted to Caleb. But Scott is always one step ahead.

'This gripping, original and fast-paced crime thriller is set between a big city and a small coastal town, Resurrection Bay, where Caleb is forced to confront painful memories. Caleb is a memorable protagonist who refuses to let his deafness limit his opportunities, or his participation in the investigation. But does his persistence border on stubbornness? And at what cost? As he delves deeper into the investigation Caleb uncovers unwelcome truths about his murdered friend – and himself.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2016 winner Davitt Award Readers' Choice Award
2016 winner Ned Kelly Awards for Crime Writing Best First Novel
2016 joint winner Davitt Award Best Debut
2016 winner Davitt Award Best Adult Crime Novel
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