GUEST OF HONOR
John Gilstrap is The
New York Times bestselling author of ten thrillers, including High Treason (August, 2013), Damage Control, Threat Warning, Hostage
Zero, No Mercy, Six Minutes to Freedom (nonfiction), Scott Free, Even Steven, At All Costs, and Nathan’s Run. Four of the
books were Literary Guild selections. His novels have been translated into more
than 20 languages. John has also adapted four bestselling novels for the big
screen: Red Dragon (uncredited from the Thomas Harris novel, for Dino DeLaurentiis Productions), Word of Honor (from the Nelson
DeMille novel, for Dino DeLaurentiis Productions); Young Men and Fire (from the Norman Maclean book, for
Baltimore/Spring Creek Pictures/Warner Brothers); and Nathan’s Run (from his own novel, also for Warner Brothers).
He is currently signed to write the screen adaptation for Six Minutes to Freedom for Sesso
Entertainment. A former firefighter and EMT, John holds a master’s degree in
safety engineering from the University of Southern California and a bachelor’s
degree in history from the College of William and Mary in Virginia.
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INTERNATIONAL GUEST OF HONOR
Robert Wilson is a British crime-writer currently resident in Portugal. He is the son of an RAF fighter pilot, and has a degree in English from Oxford. Wilson is the author of the Bruce Medway series, set in and around Benin, West Africa, and the Javier Falcón series, set largely in Seville, Spain. He is also the author of the espionage novel The Company of Strangers and A Small Death In Lisbon, which consists of a historically split narrative, and won the CWA Gold Dagger in 1999. He was shortlisted for the same award again in 2003 for The Blind Man of Seville, the first in the Javier Falcón series. The second novel in the series, The Silent and the Damned (titled: The Vanished Hands in the U.S.), won the 2006 Gumshoe Award for Best European Crime Novel, presented by Mystery Ink. The Javier Falcon series has been made for Sky television by Mammoth Screen titled Falcón with Marton Csokas in the title role.
Accolades for Robert’s newest release, Capital Punishment ...
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