Tuesday, March 31, 2009

ITW Thrlller Award nomination for "The Edge of Seventeen"

Lovely surprise yesterday - my story (my very FIRST short story!) "The Edge of Seventeen", from THE DARKER MASK anthology, was nominated for the ITW's Thriller award for Best Short Story.

I love that piece and am touched to have it recognized... besides which, how can I argue with being in the company of such brilliant, gorgeous and talented men as Ken Bruen, Jason Pinter, Tom Piccirilli, and John C. Boland?

Not to mention the book nominees and special awards honorees, wow...

I love my job!!

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BEST THRILLER OF THE YEAR AWARDS NOMINEES

International Thriller Writers proudly announces its nominees for the 2009 Thriller Awards.

BEST THRILLER OF THE YEAR
Hold Tight by Harlan Coben
The Bodies Left Behind by Jeffrey Deaver
The Broken Window by Jeffrey Deaver
The Dark Tide by Andrew Gross
The Last Patriot by Brad Thor

BEST FIRST NOVEL
Calumet City by Charlie Newton
Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith
Criminal Paradise by Steven Thomas
Sacrifice by S. J. Bolton
The Killer’s Wife by Bill Floyd

BEST SHORT STORY
Between the Dark and the Daylight (Ellery Queen Magazine) by Tom Piccirilli
Last Island South (Ellery Queen Magazine) by John C. Boland
The Edge of Seventeen (The Darker Mask) by Alexandra Sokoloff
The Point Guard (Killer Year Anthology) by Jason Pinter
Time of the Green (Killer Year Anthology) by Ken Bruen

The 2009 Silver Bullet Award for outstanding charitable contributions recipient is Brad Meltzer.

The 2009 ThrillerMaster, honoring an influential body of work, goes to David Morrell.

Recipients will be recognized and winners announced in New York at ThrillerFest 2009 which will take place at the Grand Hyatt, July 8-11. The banquet, where the awards will be presented, is Saturday July 11. For more information, registration and tickets, visit www.thrillerwriters.org.

13 comments:

R.J. Mangahas said...

Congratulations on the nomination Alex. The Edge of Seventeen is a FANTASTIC story.

And I'm also looking forward to The Unseen.

Karen from Mentor said...

Congrats Alex!
Thank you for sharing your joy. BIG SMILE.
Do you have your outfit picked out for the banquet yet?
Karen:)

Gayle Carline said...

Congratulations!

Kaye Barley said...

Alex! Terrific news!!!!! Much deserved and well earned congratulations.

Barbara Martin said...

Congratulations on the nomination.

I have been reading your previous posts on topics that I have been struggling with, and am pleased to say you have provided both answers and inspiration.

K. Keith Johnson said...

Congratulations!!

Alexandra Sokoloff said...

Thank you, thank you.

No, Karen, no outfit picked out yet... I'm still trying to figure out how I'm going to be at ALA and Thrillerfest simultaneously.

REALLY BAD cross programming.

Alexandra Sokoloff said...

Barbara, so glad you're getting answers and being inspired. That's what we want to hear.

Alexandra Sokoloff said...

Kaye Barley, I miss you! I need to come visit and torture you.

Delta Dupree said...

WOW!!! Congratulations, Alex!

jnantz said...

Wow!! Congratulations Alex!! Great news.

Kristine said...

Congratulations, Alex!! Wonderful news and very well deserved.

laughingwolf said...

way to go, alex! :)