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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 <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Searching-Bobby-Fischer-Prodigy-Observes/dp/B000IOEWKM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1354199960&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=fred+waitzkin" target="_hplink">Searching for Bobby Fischer</a></em>, as well as the books <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Mortal-Games-Fred-Waitzkin/dp/0399138277/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1354199960&amp;sr=8-4&amp;keywords=fred+waitzkin" target="_hplink">Mortal Games</a></em> and <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/The-Last-Marlin-Story-Father/dp/0141001887/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1354199960&amp;sr=8-6&amp;keywords=fred+waitzkin" target="_hplink">The Last Marlin</a></em>. Thomas Dunne Books will publish his debut novel, <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/The-Dream-Merchant-A-Novel/dp/1250011361/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1354199960&amp;sr=8-2&amp;keywords=fred+waitzkin" target="_hplink">The Dream Merchant</a></em>, 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 <a href="http://www.fredwaitzkin.com" target="_hplink">fredwaitzkin.com</a> and on Facebook at <a href="http://www.facebook.com/fredwaitzkinauthor" target="_hplink">facebook.com/fredwaitzkinauthor</a>.

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