Don't Say a Word - About the Filmmakers - Andrew Klavan


Last Update: 24 September 2001

ANDREW KLAVAN (Co-Producer) is the award-winning author of six thriller novels, including Don't Say A Word and the best-selling True Crime. Born in New York City and educated at the University of California at Berkeley, Klavan worked as a journalist before turning to writing full-time. As a newspaperman in a small-town in upstate New York, he covered murders, chased ambulances, dodged hostile lawmen and traded threats with hoodlums - all of which he found such good fun, he used it as the basis for his novel Corruption. He has recently completed his sixth thriller, Man And Wife, due to be published by Tor/Forge in November, 2001.

Klavan and his wife Ellen moved to New York City soon after the birth of their first child, Faith, in 1982. While working the 3:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. shift as a radio newswriter for WOR and ABC network news, he began writing mystery novels in the afternoon under a pseudonym. He also wrote the screenplay for the Michael Caine film, "A Shock To The System," based on the Simon Brett novel. While living in London, where he moved with his family in 1992, he wrote the Death Row suspense thriller True Crime, which inspired the film of the same name starring Clint Eastwood, and The Uncanny, a post-modern version of an old English ghost story.

Klavan returned to the United States in 1999 and now lives in Santa Barbara with Ellen, Faith and Spencer, his son. When not working, he plays tennis and flies small planes, though generally not at the same time.



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