Fred Waitzkin

Journalist and author, 'Searching for Bobby Fischer' and 'The Dream Merchant'

Fred Waitzkin is a journalist and author of the acclaimed nonfiction bestseller Searching for Bobby Fischer, as well as the books Mortal Games and The Last Marlin. Thomas Dunne Books will publish his debut novel, The Dream Merchant, in the spring of 2013. It is a heart-of-darkness tale about an unusually gifted, irrepressible but increasingly flawed salesman who seeks to recreate himself in his old age. You can find more on Fred Waitzkin at and on Facebook at