|Name Jeff Maysh||Role Journalist|
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Jeff Maysh (born March 30, 1982, Nassau, Bahamas) is a British writer, author and journalist based in Hollywood, California. He writes human interest and investigative articles for publications including The BBC News Magazine, The Guardian, Playboy, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, The New York Post and The Verge. The writer has won numerous British journalism awards.
Maysh started his career at the British men's magazine Loaded. He moved to America in 2010 to cover international crime.
As a correspondent for the BBC, Maysh became the first journalist to enter the notorious Korydallos prison, near Athens.His profile of prisoner Vassilis Paleokostas, a Greek bank robber who escaped from the prison in a helicopter, twice, was published on the BBC News Magazine on September 25, 2014.
His story about Steve Davies, a mythical soccer fan who scored a goal for West Ham United, was listed in the notable section of 'Best American Sports Writing 2014', and voted number one in a poll of 'greatest ever soccer stories'.
In May 2015, Paramount Pictures acquired the movie rights to Maysh’s story The Wedding Sting. According to a report in Variety, bidding became ‘competitive’ among Hollywood studios for the true account of a rural Michigan police department that trapped drug dealers with a fake wedding. The story was first published in The Atlantic.
In 2016, Maysh won 'Best Crime Reporting' and 'Best Feature (over 1,000 words)' at the 58th Annual Southern California Journalism Awards. Both awards recognized his story in Playboy about a Michigan farmer who ran a $4million smuggling operation involving counterfeit Pez dispensers.
His 2016 book Handsome Devil is about Victor Lustig, while the following year's The Spy With No Name is about Erwin van Haarlem, a Czechoslovak spy.