Oliver Balch is a British journalist specialising in business and sustainability. His articles have appeared in a range of international publications, including the Financial Times, The Guardian, The Times, and Reuters. He is also a regular book reviewer, contributing to The Spectator, The Times Literary Supplement, and the Literary Review, among other titles.
His latest book, provisionally entitled Out of Amazonia, explores the evolving depiction of the world’s largest rainforest over time. It is scheduled for release by Head of Zeus in 2024. Oliver is the author of three previous books of reportage. His first book, Viva South America! A Journey Around a Restless Continent was shortlisted as Book of the Year at the UK Travel Press Awards. India Rising: Tales from a Changing Nation, is an investigative study of contemporary India and was published by Faber & Faber in 2012. Oliver’s book, Under the Tump: Sketches of Real Life on the Welsh Borders was published by Faber in May 2016
Oliver is currently based in Porto, Portugal, where he lives with his wife Emma, and two teenage children. He holds a PhD from Cambridge University in Latin American Studies. Away from the computer keyboard, he is a keen – and very amateur – trail runner.