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Mark your calendars for the Acton Institute’s 2019 Annual Dinner to be held on Tuesday, October 15, at the JW Marriott in beautiful downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan. The dinner celebrates our 29th year of working to promote a free and virtuous society.

It is our pleasure to announce that this year’s special guest and speaker is Andrew Klavan. Klavan is the author of such internationally bestselling crime novels as True Crime, filmed by Clint Eastwood; Don’t Say a Word, filmed and starring Michael Douglas; and Empire of Lies. Stephen King called him “the most original novelist of crime and suspense since Cornell Woolrich.” He has been nominated for the Mystery Writers of America’s Edgar Award five times and has won twice.

Andrew is a contributing editor to City Journal, the magazine of the Manhattan Institute, and has written numerous articles for them, including a report from an embed with American troops in Afghanistan and a consideration of the politics of William Wordsworth. 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. He currently does a Monday through Thursday podcast, The Andrew Klavan Show, for the Daily Wire.

If you couldn't make the event, you can watch a recording of the evening keynote below.

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