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Emma Viskic is an award-winning Australian author. Her critically acclaimed debut Resurrection Bay was shortlisted for two CWA Daggers and won five Australian awards. Its sequels, And Fire Came Down and Darkness For Light, both won Sisters in Crime Davitt Awards and were shortlisted for the Barry Award for Best Paperback in the USA. Emma studied Australian sign language (Auslan) in order to write the Caleb Zelic thrillers, of which Those Who Perish is the fourth. In her former career as a classical clarinettist, Emma performed with José Carreras and Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, and once played at an engagement party that ended in a brawl.

Marta Orriols is a Catalan writer based in Barcelona. Graduated in Art History, she also studied creative and screenplay writing. Orriols broke into the Catalan literary scene with short story collection, Anatomia de les distàncies curtes. Her novel, Aprendre a parlar amb les plantes, the story of a young neonatologist whose partner dies in an accident, has been translated into 11 languages. The novel won the best Catalan Novel Òmnium Award in 2018. She is a contributor to several Spanish media. Her second novel, Dolça introducció al caos, was recently published in September 2020. Appearance supported by Institut Ramon Llull.