Ian Scheffler's first book, CRACKING THE CUBE, about the world of competitive Rubik's Cube solving, was published by Touchstone, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, in the fall of 2016.
In addition to appearing on GOOD MORNING AMERICA, GOOD DAY NEW YORK, and NPR'S MARKETPLACE, Ian has spoken at GOOGLE, as well as numerous radio stations around the country and abroad.
The book has been featured in articles and reviews by such publications as SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, THE NEW YORK POST, and REAL SIMPLE.
Ian grew up in Venice, California, and is a product of Santa Monica public schools. He played clarinet for many years, performing in China and at Walt Disney Concert Hall.
In 2008, his senior year of high school, he was a finalist for the National Biology Olympiad and, along with his three teammates, won the U.S. Department of Energy's National Science Bowl.
Ian has written for The New Yorker, The Guardian, the Los Angeles Times, and the Los Angeles Review of Books. He attended Columbia University, where he graduated with honors and a degree in English.
He lives in Central Harlem.