Emma Viskic

Announcing the results of the 2017 New England Thunderbolt Prize for Crime Writing

The New England Writers’ Centre is delighted to announce the results of the 2017 New England Thunderbolt Prize for Crime Writing. The New England Thunderbolt Prize for Crime Writing is a national award for unpublished short-form crime writing in three main categories: Fiction, sponsored by the School of Arts, University of New England; Non-Fiction, sponsored

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Sensational seconds

Authors Emma Viskic, Anna Snoekstra and J M Green discuss how to triumph over ‘second novel syndrome’ and much much more with Maggie Baron. To be followed by the AGM. And Fire Came Down (Bonnier Publishing) Emma Viskic’s second novel, again features Caleb Zelic, a deaf private detective. When a young woman is killed after

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Emma Viskic & Angela Savage stories feature in Deadlier 100 of the Best Crime Stories Written by Women

Stories by two Sisters in Crime members, Emma Viskic and Angela Savage, were selected by Sophie Hannah for the new collection, Deadlier 100 of the Best Crime Stories Written by Women. They are the only Australians an star alongside such luminaries as Agatha Christie, Daphne du Maurier, Val McDermid and Margaret Atwood. Emma and Angela are both mystified as

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What’s in A Name?

Emma Viskic: What’s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet  –  Shakespeare I once named a character Jack XXX. Not because he was a porn star with the right, ahem, equipment for the job, but because I couldn’t decide what to call him. To stop

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Open invitation – Launch of Emma Viskic’s And Fire Came Down 

You are all invited to the launch of Emma Viskic’s And Fire Came Down – a novel about a deaf private investigator dealing with a murder mystery, loss, racial tensions and secrets. Launched by Toni Jordan. Emma Viskic is an award-winning Australian crime writer. Her critically acclaimed debut novel Resurrection Bay won the 2016 Ned Kelly Award for best

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Become a Partner in Crime for the 17th Davitt Awards

Sisters in Crime Australia is appealing to members and supporters to donate towards its 17th Davitt Awards for best crime books by Australian women. This year, 99 crime books are in contention for the awards, due to be presented in Melbourne in late August. “Become a partner in crime and give Australian women crime writers

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Deadly Secrets – The New England Writers’ Centre

  The New England Writers’ Centre presents Deadly Secrets, the second year of its popular crime writing event on Friday June 16 and Saturday June 17  This year its guest author is award-winning crime writer Emma Viskic. Emma, a Sisters in Crime member, won three Davitt Awards last year and also the Ned Kelly Award for best new

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Noir at the Bar

Hear from Melbourne’s edgiest crime writers and grab a drink at Australia’s first Noir at the Bar night. Writers include Sisters in Crime authors, Emma Viskic, Leigh Redhead and Kat Clay plus Andrew Nette (one of the organisers), Liam Jose, Jock Serong. Crime fiction critic and blogger Peter Rozovsky of Detectives Beyond Borders originated Noir at the Bar at

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Entries for the Davitts – Women’s Crime Book Awards – Close Friday 28 April

Publishers have until Friday 28 April to enter Sisters in Crime Australia’s 17th Davitt Awards for the best crime and mystery books by Australian women. Six Davitt Awards will be presented at a gala dinner in Melbourne in late August: Best Adult Novel; Best Young Adult Novel; Best Children’s Novel; Best Non-fiction Book; Best Debut

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