INTERNATIONAL THRILLER WRITERS SOCIETY NAMES 2022 FINALISTS FOR PRESTIGIOUS AWARD

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NEW YORK, NY, USA, March 1, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — The International Thriller Writers (ITW), an honorary society that represents thriller writers around the world, has announced the finalists for its 2022 Thriller Awards .

ITW will announce the winners at ThrillerFest XVII on Saturday, June 4, 2022 at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel, New York.

The International Thriller Writers is an honorary society of authors, fiction and non-fiction, who write books broadly classified as “thrillers”. This would include (but is not limited to) topics such as murder mystery, detective, suspense, horror, supernatural, action, espionage, true crime, war, adventure and a myriad of similar fields.

To be considered eligible for the 2022 Thriller Awards, the work must be a novel, short story, or audiobook that was first published in English, anywhere in the world, during the year. calendar 2021. The author must either be an active member of ITW or the publisher must be an ITW recognized publisher.

Here are the finalists, by gender:

BEST HARDBACK NOVEL

Megan Abbott – THE PARTICIPATION (Penguin/Putnam)
SA Cosby – TEARS OF RAZORBLADE (Flatiron Books)
Alice Feeney – ROCK PAPER SCISSORS (Flatiron Books)
Rachel Howzell Hall – THESE TOXIC THINGS (Thomas & Mercer)
Alma Katsu – RED WIDOW (Penguin/Putnam)
Eric Rickstad – I AM NOT WHO YOU THINK (Blackstone Publishing)

BEST AUDIO BOOK

SA Cosby – TEARS OF RAZORBLADE (Macmillan)
Narrated by Adam Lazarre-White
Samantha Downing – SLEEPING DOG LIE (Audible Originals)
Narrated by Melanie Nicholls-King and Lindsey Dorcus
Rachel Howzell Hall – HOW IT ENDS (Audible Originals)
Narrated by Joniece Abbott-Pratt
Gregg Hurwitz – PRODIGAL SON (Macmillan)
Narrated by Scott Brick
Nadine Matheson – THE JIGSAW MAN (HarperCollins)
Narrated by Davine Henry

BEST FIRST NOVEL

Abigail Dean – GIRL A (HarperCollins)
Eloísa Díaz – REPENTANCE (Agora Books)
Amanda Jayatissa – MY SWEET DAUGHTER (Berkley)
David McCloskey – DAMASCUS STATION (WW Norton & Company)
Eric Redman – BONES OF HILO (Crooked Lane Books)

BEST POCKET ORIGINAL NOVEL

Joy Castro – RISK OF THEFT (Lake Union)
Aaron Philip Clark – UNDER COLOR OF LAW (Thomas & Mercer)
CJ Cooke – WITCHES OF THE LIGHTHOUSE (Berkley)
Jess Lourey – BLOODLINE (Thomas & Mercer)
Terry Roberts – MY MISTRESS’S EYES ARE RAVEN BLACK (Turner Publishing Company)

BEST SHORT STORY

SA Cosby – “Not My Cross to Bear” (Down & Out Books)
William Burton McCormick – “Demon in the Deep” (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine)
Scott Loring Sanders – “The Lemonade Stand” (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine)
Jeff Soloway – “The Performer and the Killer” (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine)
John Wimer – “Bad Chemistry” (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine)

BEST YOUNG ADULT NOVEL

Maureen Johnson – THE BOX IN THE WOODS (HarperCollins)
Nova McBee – CALCULATED (Wolfpack Publishing LLC)
Ginny Myers Sain – DARK AND SHALLOW LIES (Penguin Young Readers)
Courtney Summers – THE PROJECT (Wednesday Books)
Krystal Sutherland – HOUSE OF HOLLOW (Penguin Young Readers)

BEST ORIGINAL NOVEL E-BOOK

Greig Beck – THE DARK SIDE: ALEX HUNTER 9 (Pan Macmillan)
John Connell – WHERE THE WICKED WALK (John Connell)
Wendy Dranfield – LITTLE GIRL TAKEN (Bookouture)
EJ Findorff – BLOOD PARISH (EJ Findorff)
SE Green – MOTHER CAN I (SE Green)
Andrew Kaplan – MADAGASCAR BLUE (Andrew Kaplan)
Karin Nordin – LAST ALIVE (HarperCollins)

ITW’s mission is “to recognize and promote the thriller genre on an innovative and higher level for and through our active members; providing mentorship, education and collegiality opportunities for thriller writers and industry professionals; and awards excellence in the thriller genre.

One of the main goals of the organization is to provide successful and best-selling authors with a means to help beginning and intermediate authors advance their careers. To that end, ITW has designed many effective programs and events that promote beginning and intermediate writers and their work, sometimes in partnership with successful authors. Additionally, ITW promotes literacy, donates money to worthy organizations, supports libraries, and advances the genre. Finally, it brings together nearly a thousand writers, readers, editors, editors and agents at its annual conference, ThrillerFest, as well as at CraftFest, a program of writing workshops, and AgentFest, where authors in grass can meet and present the best literary agents. Visit https://thrillerwriters.org.

Kimberly Howe
International thriller writers
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