Hollywood’s conservative culture shift

Andrew Klavan is a two-time winner of the Edgar Award, awarded by the Mystery Writers of America. He’s written screenplays, and some of his best-selling novels have become movies starring A-list Hollywood actors.

Klavan is also an outspoken Hollywood conservative and Christian.

Kent Covington, senior correspondent for WORLD’s daily radio program, The World and Everything in It, talked with Klavan about cultural renewal, and about Klavan’s latest novel, Nightmare City.

Andrew, tell us about the book. It hit shelves just last month. What is it about? It’s about a young man named Tom Harding who’s a reporter on his high school newspaper, and that’s his personality. He’s the kind of guy who always wants to get to the bottom of things and is very committed to telling the truth even when he himself doesn’t like the truth. One morning he wakes up, and everything is changed. His home is empty. His family is gone. The city is empty. There are strange voices coming out of his television set. There’s a fog moving in, and in the fog there are strange creatures moving around. He can’t quite tell what they are. What happens is that suddenly he finds that he’s got to get to the bottom of a story that’s unlike anything he’s ever been through before. And it develops into something I call an adventure story and a ghost story combined.

OK. How does it end? You know, I think you’ll have to read it to find that out.


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