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David Kwong

With his expertise in enigmas and illusions, David Kwong delights and challenges audiences around the world with his intellectual brand of magic. A veteran “cruciverbalist” (crossword puzzle constructor), Kwong routinely creates puzzles for the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Wall Street Journal. A TED Talk favorite, Kwong regularly speaks to companies, demonstrating the principles of illusion and the science of why your brain is fooled. Kwong’s book Spellbound: Seven Principles of Illusion to Captivate Audiences and Unlock the Secrets of Success was published by Harper Business. Inside the Box, Kwong’s virtual show about puzzles, games, and wordplay garnered a Critic’s Pick from the New York Times. After a year-long run in New York, Kwong’s one-man show, The Enigmatist, played to sold-out crowds at Los Angeles’ Geffen Playhouse at the end of 2021. Kwong is a graduate of Harvard University, where he studied the history of magic.