UPDATE: And The ThrillerFest 2017 Winners Are...

    We have our winners!

    ThrillerFest 2017 concluded in dramatic fashion last week with the ThrillerFest XII Awards Banquet. Here are this year's winners—congrats to all those who won.

    BEST HARDCOVER NOVEL

    Noah Hawley  — BEFORE THE FALL (Grand Central Publishing)

    BEST FIRST NOVEL

    Nicholas Petrie  — THE DRIFTER (G.P. Putnam’s Sons)

    BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL NOVEL

    Anne Frasier  — THE BODY READER (Thomas & Mercer)

    BEST SHORT STORY

    Joyce Carol Oates — “Big Momma” (Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine)                           

    BEST YOUNG ADULT NOVEL

    A.J. Hartley — STEEPLEJACK (TOR Teen)

    BEST E-BOOK ORIGINAL NOVEL

    James Scott Bell — ROMEO’S WAY (Compendium Press) 

    The following authors received special recognition during the ThrillerFest XII Awards Banquet:

    Literary Silver Bullet Award — Lisa Gardner 

    Thriller Legend Award — Tom Doherty

    ThrillerMaster — Lee Child

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    Find our original article about ThrillerFest below:

    If you love crime and thrillers—which, you’re on The Lineup, so we know you do—we’ve got a treat for you. ThrillerFest is coming to New York City this summer, July 11-15, for the 12th annual meeting of the biggest names in thriller and crime writing. 

    Related: 9 Underrated Thriller Books 

    Whether you’re interested in crime, psychological suspense, espionage, or terrifying creatures, ThrillerFest has your niche. You’ll get the opportunity to meet some of your favorite writers, from Lee Child to Charlaine Harris, while discovering new authors that may have flown under your radar.

    For die-hard fans who are looking to write their own best-seller, ThrillerFest includes master class panels and opportunities to network with authors and agents. CraftFest and PitchFest are unique opportunities to work with the best authors in the game to help you get published. Starting your very first novel? Try the pacing or dialogue classes. Tightening a final draft? The “Editorial Advice from Publishers” panel may give you the insight you need.

    Just looking to chat with the authors that inspire you? Your ThrillerFest ticket includes an opening reception, two cocktail parties, and an after party for all attendees and participants. 

    ThrillerFest begins July 11 in the Grand Hyatt, NYC. Located right by Penn Station, the Grand Hyatt is easily accessible by both locals and out-of-towners. It has been the hospitable home of ThrillerFest for years. Check out thrillerfest.com to read more about the conventional and how to register.

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