I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes wins Crime Novel of the Year
We’re delighted to announce that I Am Pilgrim has won the Crime Thriller award at the Specsavers National Book Awards this evening.
Terry wasn’t able to be there to pick up his award but a video acceptance speech was played to the star-studded crowd. In it, he paid particular attention to the readers who have played such a big part in sharing and recommending the book:
‘It means so much to me, not only as a debut author but to be up against such incredible competition, Anthony Horowitz, Sophie Hannah, Robert Galbraith and Lee Child… There are lots of people to thank but most of all, I have to thank the readers for the wonderful response the book has had.’
Hayes follows in the footsteps of a remarkable list of authors to have previously won this award including Stieg Larsson, Patricia Cornwell, Martina Cole and Ian Rankin.
Terry is currently hard at work on the film script for I Am Pilgrim. Dead Good will have the latest news on film developments as and when they happen, so keep an eye out!
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