Members of International Thriller Writers, Inc. gathered together on Monday to hand out awards at the awesomely named Thrillerfest in New York. David Morrell, author of The Shimmer (2009) and Scavenger (2007), received the lifetime achievement -esque “ThrillerMaster” Award. Brad Meltzer (The Book of Lies, 2008) took home the Silver Bullet Award for contributions to the advancement of literacy.
Other winners include:
Best Thriller of the Year
The Bodies Left Behind, by Jeffery Deaver
Best First Novel
Child 44, by Tom Rob Smith
Best Short Story
“The Edge of Seventeen” (from The Dark Mask) by Alexandra Sokoloff