Literary Editor

Aevitas Creative Management
United States of America

David Granger was the editor-in-chief of Esquire Magazine from 1997-2016. During that time, he oversaw all of the creative functions at Esquire, as well as its ten-year-old spinoff, Esquire’s Big Black Book, Esquire.com and all other offshoots of the Esquire brand. During his tenure, Esquire was a finalist for 72 National Magazine Awards and won 17. Granger was the magazine industry’s editor of the year on three occasions—2004, 2010 and 2013 and was awarded the Missouri Honor Medal by the University of Missouri School of Journalism for contributions to journalism. Esquire determinedly expanded the limits of the print medium. In the fall of 2008, Esquire created the first “moving cover” of a print magazine by embedding an electronic paper (E-Ink) display in the cover of its 75th anniversary issue. In December, 2009, Esquire created the first ever Augmented Reality issue of a magazine. Esquire’s applications for the iPad were deemed ground-breaking and the magazine won the first-ever National Magazine Award for mobile editions in 2011. In December of 2012, Esquire partnered with Netpage to launch a proprietary phone application that allowed readers to share print content via e-mail or text and across all social networks. Throughout 2012 and ’13, Granger negotiated the partnership with NBCUniversal that created the Esquire Network, a cable channel in 70 million homes. In 2015, in conjunction with the magazine’s 1000th issue, he launched Esquire Classic (classic.esquire.com), a complete and living digital archive. To promote the archive, we created a companion podcast series, “Esquire Classic,” in partnership with PRX. For the last year, Granger has been an agent at Aevitas Creative Management. His first book as an agent—Senator Jeff Flake’s Conscience of A Conservative debuted at #4 on the NYTimes bestseller list. He also consults for magazine companies.