ThrillerFest XI • July 5 - 9, 2016 • Grand Hyatt • New York City

ThrillerFest is the annual conference of the International Thriller Writers.

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Registration for ThrillerFest XI is now open!

fatal_JLescroartEveryone who registers for ThrillerFest XI will also receive a free egalley of John Lescroart’s latest novel, FATAL!

A riveting standalone novel about the unexpected, shattering, and lethal consequences of a one-night stand on a seemingly happily married couple.


Join us for ThrillerFest XI!

2016 ThrillerMaster Heather Graham

2016 ThrillerMaster
Heather Graham


2016 Silver Bullet Recipient
John Lescroart







2016 Spotlight GuestC. J. Box

2016 Spotlight Guest
C. J. Box

2016 Spotlight GuestGillian Flynn

2016 Spotlight Guest
Gillian Flynn


2016 Spotlight Guest
Walter Mosley



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Kimberley Howe
Executive Director, ThrillerFest

Your ThrillerFest team is looking forward to a fun and memorable year. We’re excited to announce the following staff members will be returning: Sandra Brannan as PitchFest Director; Christopher Graham as Art Director; Elizabeth Berry as ITW’s Executive Director; D.P. Lyle, M.D. as CraftFest Director; Dennis Kennett as Registrar; and Kimberley Howe as ThrillerFest’s Executive Director. If we can answer questions or help out in any way, please touch base anytime:


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In Memoriam

Watch Daniel Palmer’s tribute to the late Michael Palmer

Recorded at ThrillerFest IX, July 2014

We’re deeply saddened by the sudden loss of Michael Palmer, a very special person and a longtime friend to ITW. Michael was the quintessential gentleman, making everyone feel welcome. Brilliant, kind, and talented, he brought us all many tears of laughter with his phenomenal songs at the annual ThrillerFest banquet where he performed with his son Daniel and Brad Parks. Michael was one of our spotlight guests in 2013, and we will treasure all the memories and kindness he shared with everyone. Our hearts go out to his family and friends. Michael, you’ll be dearly missed.