About Josh Dean

I am a magazine journalist and author based in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. Previously, I was an editor at various magazines, most recently Men's Journal, where I was deputy editor until 2004, when I left to write full-time. Over the years, I have written for dozens of national magazines including Rolling Stone, Popular Science, Men's Journal, GQ, Travel + Leisure, New York, Entertainment Weekly, Inc., Fast Company,  Men's Health, Runner's World, and Outside, where I’m currently a Correspondent. I was one of the founding editors of PLAY, The New York Times Sports Magazine and am almost certainly the only person in history to play in both the Elephant Polo World Championships and the Quidditch World Cup. My first book, SHOW DOG, was published by HarperCollins/IT Books in February of 2012. My article/ebook, "THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE STOPWATCH GANG" was optioned by Bluegrass Films/Universal Pictures and will hopefully some day be a movie. My next major project is a book, about the largest covert operation in CIA history, an attempt to snatch a sunken Soviet sub off the bottom of the Pacific Ocean known as Project Azorian. It's called The Taking of K-129 and will be published on September 5 by Penguin's Dutton imprint. Want to hear more? Here's me on the Longform podcast


Books: Daniel Greenberg of the Levine, Greenberg, Rostan Agency

Film/TV: Michelle Kroes at CAA; Jairo Alvarado and Josh Adler at Circle of Confusion.