Oliver Balch is a British journalist specialising in business, travel and world affairs. He writes regularly for The Guardian and his articles have also appeared in a range of international publications, including The Financial Times, The Daily Telegraph and Condé Nast.
His first book, VIVA SOUTH AMERICA! A Journey Around a Restless Continent (Faber & Faber, 2009), was shortlisted as Book of the Year at the UK Travel Press Awards. His new book, INDIA RISING: Tales from a Changing Nation, is an investigative study of contemporary India. It was published by Faber & Faber in May 2012.
Based in Argentina for six years, he recently moved back to the UK to take up a PhD at Cambridge University. He initially graduated from Durham University in 1998 with a First in History and has a Masters in Philosophy from the University of Cambridge.
Oliver has lived and travelled extensively in Latin America and India. Away from the keyboard, he’s had jobs as a labourer in Peru, a Bollywood extra in India, a missionary in Bolivia and an English teacher to exiled Tibetan monks. He is married to Emma and currently lives close to Hay-on-Wye.
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