- Andrew Klavan is the author of such internationally bestselling crime novels as True Crime, filmed by Clint Eastwood, and Don’t Say A Word, filmed starring Michael Douglas. He has been nominated for the Mystery Writers of America’s Edgar Award five times and has won twice. His books have been translated around the world. His latest novel for adults, Empire of Lies, was about media bias in the age of terror, and topped Amazon.com’s thriller list. He has also begun publishing a series of thrillers for young adults, The Homelanders, which follows a patriotic teenager’s battle against jihadists.
Andrew is a contributing editor to City Journal, the magazine of the Manhattan Institute. His essays and op-eds on politics, religion, movies and literature have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, The Washington Post, the LA Times, and elsewhere. His video feature, “Klavan on the Culture,” can be found at PJTV.com.
As a screenwriter, Andrew wrote the screenplay to 1990’s A Shock to the System, which starred Michael Caine, and to 2008’s One Missed Call, which stars Ed Burns and Shannyn Sossamon.
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- Delayed Video To Release
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- “Damnation Street”
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If We Survive is now available from Amazon, and ready to ship. Andrew’s new adventure novel for young adults-and-up tells the story of four teenagers caught behind enemy lines during a brutal Communist revolution in Central America. Publishers Weekly called the book “gripping,” and… Read full post »
Another pre-publication review for If We Survive. This one from the trade publicationÂ Booklist. If I read this one correctly, it translates to: “Beware! Klavan is a Christian conservative… Â but actually his book is very good!”
The reviewer goes out of his way to work the w… Read full post »
In time for Halloween â€” and to promote his Big Book of Ghost Stories â€” editor Otto Penzler has listed his pick for the fourteen scariest ghost stories. I’m proud to say my own “Advent Reunion,” which i… Read full post »
A satirical political video Andrew made under the auspices of a think tank, originally slated for release earlier this month, will be released Monday October 29th. The video was delayed because the think tank objected to what it saw as Andrew’s overly harsh attacks on President Obama. With the… Read full post »
FHP Writers has optioned the rights to Andrew’s screenplay Damnation Street, based on his trilogy of Weiss/Bishop novels. The script largely follows the plot of the trilogy’s final novel of the same name. Â The story follows private detective Scott Weiss as he enters an obsessive race to… Read full post »
“Two-time Edgar Awardâ€“winner Klavan (True Crime) works the YA category with a gripping story… Â… Read full post »
Andrew will address the High School conference of the Young America Foundation at the Reagan Ranch Saturday October 20th. Andrew will speak about American culture and its effect on politics and is scheduled to speak at 10AM.
A Killer in the Wind, my next thriller for adults, is not due out until January â€” and first there’s the young adult adventureÂ If We SurviveÂ due out next month â€” but the publishing trade magazine Kirkus ReviewsÂ has already reviewed KillerÂ and praised it highly, saying, “thi… Read full post »
My friends at the terrific City Journal website seem to have caused a bit of a stir by posting my reflections after the first presidential debate:
Even before his inauguration, Barack Obama was an imaginary man, the creation of his admirers. Think back to the 2008Â TimeÂ magazine cover depicting him… Read full post »
Andrew will be visiting his friends at Deyan Audio later this month to record the audiobook of his new thriller for adults A Killer in the Wind. Killer, which will be published by Grove/Atlantic in January, will be released as an audiobook by AudioGo. AudioGo previously released Andrew’s Identi… Read full post »
Andrew’s new video for theÂ Manhattan InstituteÂ will be available Friday, October 5th, not Thursday as announced earlier. The subject of this video: Crony Capitalism. Andrew takes a satirical look at how government-manipulated capitalism brought down the economy â€” and how free market capital… Read full post »
Andrew’s new video for the Manhattan Institute will be available Thursday, October 4th. The subject of this video: Crony Capitalism. Andrew takes a satirical look at how government-manipulated capitalism brought down the economy â€” and how free market capitalism took the blame!
Related posts:… Read full post »
I now have two â€” count them, two! â€” new novels available for pre-order at Amazon, one for young adults and one for the older set.
First, isÂ If We Survive, out in November.
Andrew will appear on Toronto television’s talk show “The Arena with Michael Coren,” this Monday, October 1st. Andrew will discuss his recent controversial PJ Media blog post “Dumb Jews,” which presents three reasons why Jewish Americans should not Â vote for President B… Read full post »
As promised in the news section, I dropped in on Rob Long, James Lileks and Peter Robinson for the first half hour of the Ricochet podcast last week (I’m the one in the yellow bikini!). Follow the link for an interesting discussion about the state of the election. I was… Read full post »
TheÂ Big Book of Ghost StoriesÂ â€” a massive collection from Black Lizard â€” is now available at Amazon. The cover copy describes the anthology this way: “Edgar Award-winning editor Otto Penzler has followed his keen sense of the supernatural to collect the most chilling and uncanny tales in… Read full post »
If We Survive, my new novel for young adults, is due out in November and is just getting it’s first pre-publication reviews. I can’t help noticing that more and more reviews of my books make disparaging references to my politics and religion â€” even when they admit the book is… Read full post »
Andrew will be on America’s Morning News on the Talk Radio Network Monday, September 17th, to discuss whether the recent violence in the Middle East should be blamed on a YouTube video. Andrew is scheduled to join the show at 8:50AM Eastern time. On Wednesday the 19th, Andrew will join Rob… Read full post »
Over at Breitbart’s Big Hollywood, movie maven Christian Toto points out that some members of the media are finally coming around to agree with my Wall Street Journal piece about The Dark Knight Rises. This is, as Christian points out, a victory for new media, which spread the word â€” not… Read full post »
The Final Hour, the last book in Andrew’s Homelanders tetraology, will be available in a trade paperback edition as of August 28th. The novel brings to a conclusion the bestselling adventure of Charlie West, who goes to sleep in his own bed one night and wakes up in the clutches of… Read full post »
Over in the news section you can read about the imminent publication of The Big Book of Ghost Stories, a new and massive ghost story anthology from the great and powerful editor Otto Penzler. It includes my own short story TheÂ Advent Reunion, which began as a personal experiment in online video… Read full post »
The Big Book of Ghost Stories is due out next month and is now available for pre-orders at the Amazon link. The huge anthology, published by Vintage and edited by Otto Penzler, will include over a thousand pages of ghost stories ranging from classics by Rudyard Kipling and H.P. Lovecraft to… Read full post »
Had the pleasure of speaking with the great-great-great Sean Hannity last week Â â€” as well as actor/singer Robert Davi â€” on Hannity on Fox News. We were discussing my view of The Dark Knight Rises. Â PopModal supplies the video:
Andrew will join Glenn Beck’s guest host Dana Loesch Monday August 6th, on GBTV. Andrew will be on in the 5PM hour eastern standard time to talk with Dana about the culture. GBTV is a subscription service, but offers a 14 day free trial.
Andrew has an op-ed on the new Batman film, “The Dark Knight Rises” in the Wall Street Journal of Monday July 30th. Andrew’s op-ed on the previous Batman film, “The Dark Knight,” was one of the most discussed opinion pieces of 2008. In the current op-ed, Andrew discusses… Read full post »