About

I am a freelance journalist 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, will be published by Dey Street Books on February 26, 2019. 

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 also make occasional appearances on Bloomberg Television. 

I have written for:

  • The New Yorker
  • The New York Times
  • The Washington Post Magazine
  • Playboy
  • WIRED
  • Bloomberg Businessweek
  • Longreads
  • Rolling Stone
  • VICE Sports
  • Broadly
  • Victory Journal
  • Vocativ
  • Extra Crispy
  • Latterly Magazine
  • The Daily Beast
  • Refinery29
  • Entrepreneur 
  • Mashable
  • Bedford + Bowery

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 film and television agent is Josie Freedman at ICM: jfreedman@icmpartners.com

I'm also on Twitter and Instagram.