Founded in 2004, the International Thriller Writers, Inc. was established as the first professional organization for thriller writers. The group is an honorary society of authors who write books that are classified as “thrillers”, which include subjects such as mysteries, suspense, espionage, adventure, war and supernatural. Members of the organization include popular authors Clive Cussler, Sandra Brown, David Morrell, Lee Child, Ridley Pearson, Tess Gerritsen and Lisa Gardner.
One of the major principals of the organization is to assist debut and midlist authors in advancing their careers. One way they do this is by holding an annual conference titled “Thrillerfest”. At each conference The International Thriller Writers Awards are presented for outstanding work in the field.
See below for the nominees for the 2017 award for Best Hard Cover Novel.