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About

I am a journalist, author, and documentary producer/consultant currently living in Brooklyn. I normally write longform narrative and investigative features. 

My first book, MAGIC IS DEAD: My Journey Into the World's Most Secretive Society of Magicians, is now available from Dey Street Books, and was named an Amazon Top 10 Best Book of the Month for Memoir and a Best Book of the Year (So Far).

My Playboy feature “A Veteran in Crisis” won 3rd Place for the 2019 L.A. Press Club Investigative Reporting Award.

My VICE Sports feature "Breaking Kayfabe: An Inside Look at WWE's Unlikely Business Empire" was shortlisted for the 2016 Associated Press Sports Editors Explanatory Award.

I was the consulting producer on EXHIBIT A, an investigative docu-series produced by A24, which is now streaming on Netflix.

I also make occasional appearances on Bloomberg Television. 

I have written for a variety of publications, including:

  • The New Yorker

  • The New York Times

  • New York Magazine

  • The Washington Post Magazine

  • Playboy

  • WIRED

  • Bloomberg Businessweek

  • Longreads

  • Vice

I also speak regularly at universities both about writing and entrepreneurship. 

For my full CV, or just to say hi, you can e-mail me: frisch.ian@gmail.com

My literary agent is Larry Weissman: larry@brooklynliterary.com

My media rights agent is Josie Freedman at ICM: jfreedman@icmpartners.com

My non-scripted film and television agent is Arielle Lever at ICM: alever@icmpartners.com

My publicist is Maria Silva at HarperCollins: maria.silva@harpercollins.com

I'm also on Twitter and Instagram.