The 2022 ITW Thriller Awards: Nominees and Winners

On Saturday, June 4th, International Thriller Writers gathered for The Thrillerfest XVII Awards Banquet at the Times Square Sheraton. Here is a recap of the distinguished nominees and winners (in bold) for the 2022 Thriller Awards!

Best Hardcover Novel

Best First Novel

Best AudioBook

Best Paperback Original Novel

Best Short Story

  • “NOT MY CROSS TO BEAR” by S.A. Cosby (Down & Out Books)
  • “DEMON IN THE DEPTHS” by William Burton McCormick (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine)
  • “THE LEMONADE STAND” by Scott Loring Sanders (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine)
  • “THE INTERPRETER AND THE KILLER” by Jeff Soloway (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine)
  • “BAD CHEMISTRY” by John Wimer (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine)

Best eBook Original Novel

  • THE DARK SIDE: ALEX HUNTER 9 by Greig Beck (Pan Macmillan)
  • WHERE THE WICKED TREAD by John Connell (John Connell)
  • LITTLE GIRL TAKEN by Wendy Dranfield (Bookouture)
  • BLOOD PARISH by E.J. Findorff (E.J. Findorff)
  • MOTHER MAY I by S. E. Green (S.E. Green)
  • BLUE MADAGASCAR by Andrew Kaplan (Andrew Kaplan)
  • LAST ONE ALIVE by Karin Nordin HarperCollins

Best Young Adult Novel

ITW also formally recognized the following individuals and organizations for their contributions to the Thriller community:

  • 2022 ThrillerMasters: Frederick Forsyth and Diana Gabaldon
  • 2022 Spotlight Guest: Joseph Finder
  • 2022 Spotlight Guest: Veronica Roth
  • 2022 Thriller Legend: Writers House
  • 2022 ThrillerFans: Theresa Lee and Rosie Stroy

To learn more about this year’s awards, and to get updates about future events, visit ITW’s website at See you there next year!


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