As the only general-interest lifestyle magazine for sophisticated men, Esquire defines, reflects and celebrates what it means to be a man in contemporary American culture. Required reading for the man who is intellectually curious and socially aware, Esquire speaks to the scope and diversity of his passions with spirited storytelling, superb style and a tonic splash of irreverent humor.
Esquire, celebrated for its strong literary tradition, offers pieces on diverse topics—from politics and health to fashion and the arts—by the finest journalists and authors working today. The magazine has always been a showcase for writers, beginning in the 30s with Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald, and including the pioneers of so-called New Journalism in the 60s—Tom Wolfe, Norman Mailer and Gay Talese, among others.
Regularly recognized as one of America’s top magazines, Esquire has received many plaudits. The title is the most-honored monthly magazine in America. Over the past 15 years, it has won a total of 16 National Magazine Awards, the industry’s equivalent of the Oscars. Its website and e-reader applications have been similarly honored—Esquire won the first-ever National Magazine Award for iPad applications. Most recently, Advertising Age named David Granger Editor of the Year and honored the magazine in its annual A-List issue. Also in 2013, Esquire was named Hottest Men’s Magazine by Adweek magazine in its annual Hot List issue.
Over the years, Esquire has also been honored with numerous awards for short fiction, multiple citations in the Best American Sportswriting, Best American Magazine Writing, Best American Crime Writing anthologies, and an award from the James Beard Foundation for superlative writing about food. The Society of Publication Designers has honored Esquire with 20 gold medals.