SANJIV BHATTACHARYA

SANJIV BHATTACHARYA - Editor

Los Angeles, CA, United States

An experienced journalist and editor, I can help you elevate your narrative non-fiction.

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Overview

An Englishman in LA, and a long time writer for Esquire, GQ and others, I'm currently on the faculty at Pacific University's MFA program, a low-residency course in Oregon. I've been an editor with Conde Nast in the UK, I'm currently US Correspondent for Esquire UK, and I'm the author of an investigative non-fiction book, Secrets & Wives: The Hidden World of Mormon Polygamy (Soft Skull).

I enjoy helping writers find their voice, structure their material and, critically, reach the finish line. If you're considering working with me, please send a few lines about your project, what stage it's at, and what you'd like to achieve. Then perhaps we can jump on the phone and see if we're a good fit.

Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Entertainment
History
Politics & Current Affairs
Religion & Spirituality
Self-help & Self-improvement
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Travel
True Crime

Awards

  • Twice nominated PPA Magazine Writer of the Year

Work experience

Faculty Advisor MFA (Non-Fiction)

Pacific University
June, 2015 – Present (over 3 years)

I lecture, teach, run workshops and mentor students in the MFA program.

US Correspondent

Esquire UK
January, 2011 – Present (almost 8 years)

I write stories, profiles, interviews, essays and reportage for Esquire UK magazine.

Portfolio (1 selected work)

Secrets and Wives: The Hidden World of Mormon Polygamy

Sanjiv Bhattacharya

What do we really know about modern practicing polygamists—not fictional ones like the Henrickson family on HBO’s Big Love? We’ve seen the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the news, the underage brides in pioneer dresses on a Texas ranch. But the FLDS is just one of many groups that have broken with mainstream Mormonism to follow those parts of Joseph Smith’s doctr... read more

What do we really know about modern practicing polygamists—not fictional ones like the Henrickson family on HBO’s Big Love? We’ve seen the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the news, the underage brides in pioneer dresses on a Texas ranch. But the FLDS is just one of many groups that have broken with mainstream Mormonism to follow those parts of Joseph Smith’s doctr... read more

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