International Thriller Writers Announce The Winners Of The 2013 Thriller Awards - One of the most anticipated literary events of the year has just come to an end: high profile writers, novices, and publishing world professionals gathered last week at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City for a four-day marathon to celebrate the art of the thrill and mingle with their fans.
And what a treat for lovers of all things mystery and suspense! Queen of the Gothic Thriller Anne Rice made a rare appearance to serve as the 2013 ThrillerMaster. The legendary novelist, author of 31 novels, including The Vampire Chronicles, Songs of the Seraphim and the new Wolf Gift Chronicles, was also the recipient of the 2013 ThrillerMaster Award.
|ThrillerMaster Award Winner Anne Rice|
Last Saturday night, during the closing gala banquet, the names of 2013 most thrilling writers were announced and awarded by the International Thriller Writers (ITW). The winners of the prestigious awards are:
|Meryl Moss (Media Muscle) and RL Stine|
2013 THRILLERMASTER AWARD - Anne Rice With 31 novels and nearly 100 million books sold around the world, she is one of America's most beloved and celebrated authors. The award was presented by R.L. Stine, 2011 ThrillerMaster Award.
|Anne Rice and MJ Rose|
2012 SILVER BULLET AWARD - Steve Berry The New York Times and internationally best-selling author of The King's Deception, The Jefferson Key, The Columbus Affair and nine more novels, was honored for his philanthropic work on behalf of fellow writers and historic preservation. The award was presented by Brad Meltzer, 2009 Silver Bullet Award.
|Bullet Silver Award Winner Steve Berry|
BEST HARD COVER NOVEL - Brian Freeman, SPILLED BLOOD (Silver Oak)
BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL - Sean Doolittle, LAKE COUNTRY (Bantam)
BEST FIRST NOVEL - Matthew Quirk, THE 500 (Reagan Arthur Books)
|Andy Gross at Fan Fest|
BEST E-BOOK ORIGINAL NOVEL - JC Lyons, BLIND FAITH (Minotaur Books)
BEST YOUND ADULT NOVEL - Dan Krokos, FALSE MEMORY (Hyperion Books CH)
BEST SHORT STORY - John Rector, LOST THINGS (Thomas & Mercer)
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. Join the ThrillerFest IX next year from July 9-12, 2014 for the International Thriller Writers' ninth annual celebration of all things Thriller. The highlight of the festival will be the gala ITW Banquet during which a fresh batch of authors will be announced as the chosen heroes of suspense. Visit the ThrillerFest website for more details. www.thrillerfest.com