Allan Zola Kronzek is an author, educator, and sleight-of-hand artist. For more than 25 years, his innovative programs—a blend of conjuring, science, history and art—have been featured in schools, colleges and libraries throughout the Northeast. He is the author of six magic-centric books, including the NY Times Bestseller The Sorcerer’s Companion—a Guide to the Magical World of Harry Potter (co-authored with his daughter, Elizabeth), and most recently, of Grandpa Magic, a treasury of tricks, stunts, puzzles and brainteasers, designed to make grandpa the coolest guy on the block.
Allan grew up in Pittsburgh, PA, attended Carnegie-Mellon University, and graduated with a BA in English from Bard College. Prior to his current career, he was a freelance writer, a jazz DJ, and the General Manager of a Classic Rock radio station on Eastern Long Island.
He occasionally performs close-up magic at private functions, and socially at the drop of a hat.