Wednesday, July 15, 2009

2009 Thriller Awards Winners

On Saturday, July 11, 2009, the International Thriller Writers announced the winners of their literary awards at a gala celebration in New York City.

ThrillerMaster Award: David Morrell
In recognition of his vast body of work and influence in the field of literature

Silver Bullet Award: Brad Meltzer
For contributions to the advancement of literacy

Silver Bullet Corporate Award: Dollar General Literacy Foundation
For longstanding support of literacy and education

Best Thriller of the Year: THE BODIES LEFT BEHIND, Jeffery Deaver
(Simon & Schuster)

Best First Novel: CHILD 44, Tom Rob Smith
(Grand Central Publishing)

Best Short Story: "THE EDGE OF SEVENTEEN," Alexandra Sokoloff
(Published in Darker Mask)

For a complete list of nominated authors and the previous year's winners and nominees, click here.

Photos from ThrillerFest 2009 on Facebook from VJ Books and Matt Bronleewe.

International Thriller Writers Inc represents professional authors from around the world.
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