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

Thriller Awards

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We’re thrilled to announce the finalists for the 2016 ITW Thriller Awards:

BEST HARDCOVER NOVEL
Ian Caldwell – THE FIFTH GOSPEL (Simon & Schuster)
Tess Gerritsen – PLAYING WITH FIRE (Ballantine)
Paula Hawkins – THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN (Riverhead Books)
David Morrell – INSPECTOR OF THE DEAD (Mulholland Books)
Karin Slaughter – PRETTY GIRLS (William Morrow)

BEST FIRST NOVEL
Sandra Block – LITTLE BLACK LIES (Grand Central)
LS Hawker – THE DROWNING GAME (Witness Impulse)
Gilly Macmillan – WHAT SHE KNEW (William Morrow)
Brian Panowich – BULL MOUNTAIN (G.P. Putnam’s Sons)
Hester Young – THE GATES OF EVANGELINE (G.P. Putnam’s Sons)

BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL NOVEL
Marc Cameron – DAY ZERO (Pinnacle)
John Gilstrap – AGAINST ALL ENEMIES (Pinnacle)
Andrew Mayne – NAME OF THE DEVIL (Bourbon Street Books)
D.J. McIntosh – THE ANGEL OF EDEN (Penguin Canada)
Jean Rabe – POCKETS OF DARKNESS (WordFire Press)

BEST SHORT STORY
Reed Farrel Coleman – “Feeding the Crocodile” JEWISH NOIR (PM Press)
Jeffrey Deaver – “Repressed” (Diversion Books)
Sharon Hunt – “The Water Was Rising” (Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine)
Terrence McCauley – “El Cambalache” (Thuglit)
Joyce Carol Oates – “Gun Accident: An Investigation” (Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine)

BEST YOUNG ADULT NOVEL
Alan Gratz – CODE OF HONOR (Scholastic Press)
Nicole Maggi – THE FORGETTING (Sourcebooks Fire)
Michelle Painchaud – PRETENDING TO BE ERICA (Viking Books for Young Readers)
Emily Ross – HALF IN LOVE WITH DEATH (Merit Press)
Allan Stratton – THE DOGS (Sourcebooks Fire)

BEST E-BOOK ORIGINAL NOVEL
Diane Capri – JACK AND JOE (AugustBooks)
Chris Kuzneski – THE PRISONER’S GOLD (Chris Kuzneski)
Robert McClure – DEADLY LULLABY (Alibi)
Caitlin O’Connell – IVORY GHOSTS (Alibi)
Eric Rickstad – LIE IN WAIT (Witness Impulse)

Congratulations to all the finalists!

The 2016 ITW Thriller Award Winners will be announced at ThrillerFest XI, July 9, 2016, at the Grand Hyatt (New York City.)

Very special thanks to:

Joshua Corin, Awards Committee Chair
Jennifer Kreischer, Awards Coordinator
Suzanne Rorhus, Awards Coordinator
And all the 2016 ITW Thriller Awards Judges

Carla Buckley, Vice President, Awards
Carla Buckley
ITW Board of Directors, Vice President, Awards


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We’re thrilled to announce the winners of the 2015 ITW Thriller Awards!

They are:

BEST HARDCOVER NOVEL

Andrew Pyper – THE DEMONOLOGIST (Simon & Schuster)

BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL NOVEL

Jennifer McMahon – THE ONE I LEFT BEHIND (William Morrow Paperbacks)

BEST FIRST NOVEL

Jason Matthews – RED SPARROW (Scribner)

BEST E-BOOK ORIGINAL NOVEL

Rebecca Cantrell – THE WORLD BENEATH (Rebecca Cantrell)

BEST YOUNG ADULT NOVEL

Cristin Terrill – ALL OUR YESTERDAYS (Disney-Hyperion)

BEST SHORT STORY

Twist Phelan – “Footprints in Water” (Ellery Queen)

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Also receiving special recognition during the ThrillerFest IX Awards Banquet:

Scott Turow, ThrillerMaster
In recognition of his legendary career and outstanding contributions to the thriller genre.

Brenda Novak, Literary Silver Bullet Award

The board of directors and members of the International Thriller Writers wish to congratulate all the winners and nominees of the 2014 Thriller Awards.


 

 

We’re thrilled to announce the finalists for the 2014 ITW Thriller Awards:

BEST HARDCOVER NOVEL

Linda Castillo – HER LAST BREATH (Minotaur Books)
Lee Child – NEVER GO BACK (Delacorte Press)
Lisa Gardner – TOUCH AND GO (Dutton Adult)
Stephen King – DOCTOR SLEEP (Scribner)
Owen Laukkanen – CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE (Putnam Adult)
Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child – WHITE FIRE (Grand Central Publishing)
Andrew Pyper – THE DEMONOLOGIST (Simon & Schuster)

BEST FIRST NOVEL

Gwen Florio – MONTANA (Permanent Press)
J.J. Hensley – RESOLVE (Permanent Press)
Becky Masterman – RAGE AGAINST THE DYING (Minotaur Books)
Jason Matthews – RED SPARROW (Scribner)
Carla Norton – THE EDGE OF NORMAL (Minotaur Books)
Hank Steinberg – OUT OF RANGE (William Morrow)
Dick Wolf – THE INTERCEPT (Harper)

BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL NOVEL

Allison Brennan – COLD SNAP (Minotaur Books)
Kendra Elliot – BURIED (Montlake Romance)
Susan Elia MacNeal – HIS MAJESTY’S HOPE (Bantam)
Jennifer McMahon – THE ONE I LEFT BEHIND (William Morrow Paperbacks)
Nele Neuhaus – SNOW WHITE MUST DIE (Pan Macmillan/Minotaur)
Michael Stanley – DEADLY HARVEST (Harper Paperbacks)

BEST SHORT STORY

Eric J. Guignard – “Baggage of Eternal Night” (JournalStone)
Laura Lippman – “Waco 1982” (Grand Central)
Kevin Mims – “The Gallows Bird” (Ellery Queen)
Twist Phelan – “Footprints in the Water” (Ellery Queen)
Stephen Vessels – “Doloroso” (Ellery Queen)

BEST YOUNG ADULT NOVEL

Ashley Elston – THE RULES FOR DISAPPEARING (Disney-Hyperion)
Mari Mancusi – SCORCHED (Sourcebooks Fire)
Elisa Nader – ESCAPE FROM EDEN (Merit Press)
Cristin Terrill – ALL OUR YESTERDAYS (Disney-Hyperion)
Allen Zadoff – I AM THE WEAPON – THE UNKNOWN ASSASSIN, BOOK 1 (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)

BEST E-BOOK ORIGINAL NOVEL

Rebecca Cantrell – THE WORLD BENEATH (Rebecca Cantrell)
J.G. Faherty – THE BURNING TIME (JournalStone)
Joshua Graham – TERMINUS (Redhaven Books)
James Lepore and Carlos Davis – NO DAWN FOR MEN (The Story Plant)
Luke Preston – OUT OF EXILE (Momentum)

Congratulations to all the finalists!

The 2014 ITW Thriller Award Winners will be announced at ThrillerFest IX, July 12, 2014, at the Grand Hyatt (New York City.)

Very special thanks to:

Joshua Corin, Awards Committee Chair
Anthony Franze, Awards Coordinator
Jeff Ayers, Awards Coordinator
And all the 2014 ITW Thriller Awards Judges

Carla Buckley, Vice President, Awards

Carla Buckley, Vice President, Awards