In Conversation, Writing the Perfect Crime


Date 25 Nov 2021

Time 13:00 PM


Vision Australia Library

Address , , Online



Whether it be fiction or non-fiction, larceny, hit-men or lust for vengeance, our library members cannot seem to read enough crime.

But what lures a reader to the dark underbelly of crime? And what plot devices does a sneaky crime writer arm themselves with in order to trap the curious reader?

Join us, in conversation with multi-award winning crime writers, Emma Viskic and Chloe Hooper as we snoop to investigate what it takes to write the perfect crime.

This will be an interactive online event with an audience Q and A opportunity.

Date: Thursday November 25

Time: 1-2pm (AEDT)

Where: Online Via zoom


Emma Viskic

Emma Viskic’s critically acclaimed Caleb Zelic novels have been published worldwide.

The series has won numerous prizes, including a Ned Kelly Award and an unprecedented five Davitt Awards.

Her debut novel, RESURRECTION BAY, was shortlisted for the UK’s prestigious Gold Dagger and New Blood Awards, and a Barry Award in the US.

Emma learned Auslan in order to create the character of Caleb, who is profoundly deaf.

Emma was formerly a classical clarinettist whose musical career ranged from performing with José Carreras and Dame Kiri Te Kanawa to busking for beer money in St Kilda. She lives in Naarm/Melbourne, and is currently working on a standalone novel.

Chloe Hooper

Chloe Hooper’s The Tall Man: Death and Life on Palm Island (2008) won the Victorian, New South Wales, West Australian and Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards, as well as the John Button Prize for Political Writing, and a Ned Kelly Award for crime writing.

Her latest book is The Arsonist: A Mind on Fire (2018). She is also the author of two novels, A Child’s Book of True Crime and The Engagement.