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The International Thriller Writers (ITW) has announced the most thrilling authors of 2018. The winners of this year’s ITW Thriller Awards were recognized at ThrillerFest XIII on July 14, 2018, at the Grand Hyatt in New York City.

BEST HARDCOVER NOVEL
Final Girls, by Riley Sager (Dutton)

BEST FIRST NOVEL
The Freedom Broker, by K.J. Howe (Quercus)

BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL NOVEL
Grievance, by Christine Bell (Lake Union)

BEST SHORT STORY
"Charcoal and Cherry," by Zoe Z. Dean (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine)

BEST YOUNG ADULT NOVEL
The Rains, by Gregg Hurwitz (TOR Teen)

BEST E-BOOK ORIGINAL NOVEL
Second Chance, by Sean Black (Sean Black)

THRILLERMASTER AWARD
George R.R. Martin

SILVER BULLET AWARD
James Rollins

THRILLER LEGEND AWARD
Robert and Patricia Gussin (Oceanview Publishing)

Congratulations to all of this year's winners!

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