INTERNATIONAL THRILLER WRITERS ANNOUNCE
THE WINNERS OF THE
2016 ITW THRILLER AWARDS
The International Thriller Writers (ITW) is proud to announce the most thrilling authors of 2016. The winners of this year’s ITW Thriller Awards are:
2016 THRILLERMASTER AWARD: Heather Graham is the bestselling author of The Cafferty and Quinn series, The Krewe of Hunters series, and the Bone Island Trilogy. Graham also launched books for Dell’s Ecstasy Supreme line, Silhouette’s Shadows, and for Harlequin’s mainstream fiction imprint, Mira Books. The award was presented by R.L. Stine, the 2011 ThrillerMaster Award winner.
2016 SILVER BULLET AWARD: Lescroart, a founding member of ITW and a New York Times bestselling author of legal thrillers, has donated funds from character-naming auctions to support libraries, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and many others. He’s also been involved in the Authors on the Move fundraiser for the Sacramento Public Library Foundation. Lescroart was presented the award by Steve Berry, the 2013 Silver Bullet Literary Award winner.
The winners of the best hard cover novel, best paperback original, best first novel, best e-book original, best young adult novel and best short story are:
BEST HARD COVER NOVEL
Ian Caldwell, THE FIFTH GOSPEL (Simon & Schuster)
BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL NOVEL
John Gilstrap, AGAINST ALL ENEMIES (Pinnacle)
BEST FIRST NOVEL
Brian Panowich, BULL MOUNTAIN (G.P. Putnam’s Sons)
BEST E-BOOK ORIGINAL NOVEL
Chris Kuzneski, THE PRISONER’S GOLD (Chris Kuzneski)
BEST YOUNG ADULT NOVEL
Michelle Painchaud PRETENDING TO BE ERICA (Viking Books for Young Readers)
BEST SHORT STORY
Joyce Carol Oates GUN ACCIDENT: AN INVESTIGATION (Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine)
There’s only one event where you can find New York Times best-selling authors lurking around every single corner, literary agents actually appearing in broad daylight and fans openly plotting and conspiring with the most feared and revered names of the thriller genre. We hope that you join us in 2017 for ThrillerFest XII, the International Thriller Writers’ twelfth annual celebration of all things Thriller, the largest event of its kind in the world. The highlight of the festival is the gala ITW Thriller Awards Banquet during which a fresh batch of authors will be announced as the chosen heroes of suspense. www.thrillerfest.com
My favorite conference every year! Hope to see you there next summer.