Each year the International Thriller Writers organization holds an event called ThrillerFest, where (among other things) they hand out awards to authors for various accomplishments from that year.
Categories include: Best Novel, First Novel, Best Paperback Novel, Best Short Story, Best Young Adult, and Best e-Book original.
In 2016 ThrillerFest will be held at the Grand Hyatt in New York City on July 5-9th. Register, or learn more about the event itself, by clicking here.
Another award given out is the Silver Bullet Award. Previous winners include: Steve Berry, Sandra Brown, R.L. Stine, David Baldacci, Tom Doherty, Tony Plana, the Nestle Company, Capital One, and Macy’s.
More on the Silver Bullet Award, according to VictoriaSanders.com:
The Silver Bullet Award was created by the International Thriller Writers in conjunction with Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) to recognize outstanding and meritorious achievement in the pursuit of literacy and the love of reading.
This year, it appears that New York Times bestselling author John Lescroart will receive the Silver Bullet Award on July 9th.
This information comes straight from Lescroart’s publicist at Atria Books, who broke the news on Twitter.
BREAKING NEWS: @JohnLescroart will receive the 2016 ITW (@thrillerwriters) Silver Bullet Award for outstanding philanthropic work on July 9!
— Atria Mystery Bus (@AtriaMysteryBus) December 15, 2015
Lescroart responded with the following:
I’m honored! RT @AtriaMysteryBus: BREAKING NEWS: @JohnLescroart will receive the 2016 ITW (@thrillerwriters) Silver Bullet Award on July 9!
— John Lescroart (@johnlescroart) December 15, 2015
Lescroart has written twenty-six novels, most of them legal or crime thrillers, including the 2015 thriller The Fall, which is the sixteenth book in his popular Dismas Hardy series. His first published book was called Sunburn, a standalone novel that was released in 1981 by Pinnacle Books.
Congrats to John Lescroart for winning this award, which he so rightfully deserves!