Emma Viskic is a critically acclaimed writer, and a concert clarinetist. Not only did her debut novel, Resurrection Bay published through Echo Publishing, win the Ned Kelly Award for Best Debut and 3 Davitt Awards– Best Adult Novel, Best Debut and Readers’ Choice, her shorts winning the Ned Kelly S. D. Harvey Award and the New England Thunderbolt Award, but she has also performed with the likes of Jose Carreras. Her latest novel And Fire Came Down is currently getting ready to win all the awards.
Despite being so sickeningly talented she is well regarded by fellow authors and is an advocate of mentoring and supporting other writers. Emma Viskic used the mentoring services of Janette Currie, through the WoMentoring Project started by Kerry Hudson, for the final draft of Resurrection Bay. She has described the experience as eye opening.
Emma’s sheer array of skills have led to much speculation about her birth and whether or not she is indeed human. The most popular theory being that she was born on a pirate ship with a tail like a Xenomorph. This is possibly simply confusion over the fact that she was born with a tale about *alien pirates* to tell.
Rumours of her hatred of mangoes, however, are quite true. Not only does she not like mangoes but she refuses to use any words the rhyme with mango. Do not ask her to tango, I repeat, DO NOT ASK HER TO TANGO.
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Emma continues to deny persistent rumours that she keeps boxes of human bones at her house.
Also she has very nice hair.
You do exaggerate. It was ONE box of bones.
Would you say you identify as a ginger? I’m quietly hopeful of some sort of curly-haired-ginger gang marauding throughout the Australian book industry. Some sort of secret societ… “The League of Red Haired Gentlewomen”?
I identify as insipid ginger (and how did you know about the gang?)
I identify as ginger. I was hoping there was one. I smell another #robinpedia entry.
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