FrontPage Close-Up: Andrew Klavan

Welcome to FrontPage Close-Up with Jamie Glazov, a new video series of provocative interviews with the leading thinkers and newsmakers of our time.

Our guest today is Andrew Klavan, the author of such classic suspense novels as True Crime, filmed by Clint Eastwood, Don’t Say a Word, filmed starring Michael Douglas, and Empire of Lies. He’s been nominated for the Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award five times and has won it twice.  He is a contributing editor to City Journal and his essays and commentary have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post and elsewhere.  He also writes and appears in the bi-weekly satire video Klavan on the Culture for PJTV. His new adult thriller is The Identity Man.

See Part 1 of the interview below:

To see Part II, Click Here.

To see our first interview with a hero of our modern era — Philippe Karsenty, the French media analyst who exposed the Mohammed Al-Dura Fraud, Click Here.

And stay tuned for upcoming guests:

Radical-in-Chief author, Stanley Kurtz.
Courageous Muslim Reformer, Raheel Raza.
Leading scholar of Islam, Robert Spencer.

And many more. . . . . .

  • Dan

    I really liked this (new) interview. Good decisions can be made fast; but first one should lay a good foundation of principles and values. Just as elite military units devise and practice immediate action drills to take instant action against a variety of situational threats, so should we learn about and examine mental and spiritual threats and have already internalized effective responses.

    Just as David Horowitz, I Iike Klavan even more now because it's apparent he has lived and still lives an examined life. (Was it Emerson who said: "An unexamined life is a life unlived"? Note: Maybe somebody else said that ???))

  • Jaafar_1946

    Good interview. I suggest chairs that don't make noise for future interviews. :-)

  • Mo_

    I am only familiar with Andrew through his videos on PJTV. I haven't read his books yet, but plan to correct that this year.

    Thanks for the interview! He always comes across as such a thoughtful man. I look forward to Part 2.

  • C B Murphy

    Interesting how different Mr Klavan is in person from what I imagined he might be from his dramatic book covers. I was surprised by the New Yorkiness, the Jewish identity, and general friendliness. Looking forward to reading this one.

  • traeh

    Great interview.

    A slight echo in the room gives the setting and presentation a little bit of an amateur, C-Span feel. By contrast, check out the professional studio feel of the Uncommon Knowledge videos over at National Review Online. Would like to see Jamie Glazov's interviews produced in a setting of that quality.

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