Bio

Sanjiv Bhattacharya

I’m presently the US Correspondent for Esquire (UK), a member of the non-fiction faculty at the Pacific University MFA program in Oregon, and a general freelancer for various titles, such as the Telegraph, the Observer, Details, Marie Claire and a handful of others.

I’ve been twice nominated for PPA Consumer Magazine Writer of the Year, for my work in Esquire – in 2015 and 2013.

I grew up in London, studied at Cambridge and spent five years at GQ (UK). Then I turned freelance and moved to Los Angeles to spend the next nine years writing features about all kinds of things, especially celebrities, subcultures and fringe groups.

In 2005, I made a documentary about Mormon polygamy, which led to a book on the topic which came out in 2011 on Soft Skull Press. (The 2nd edition and audiobook came out in 2013.)

In 2008 I went to India for a couple of years to edit men’s lifestyle magazines, firstly GQ India in Bombay and then some other titles at the India Today Group in Delhi.

Now, I’m back in LA, working on books and articles and such.

I hope you enjoy the site.

Lit. Agent: Kate Garrick of Defiore & Co.

Voice Over: My profile at ACX