Diane Esguerra

Diane Esguerra studied English at University College, London, followed by a stint at drama school, and later trained as a psychotherapist at the University of Sussex. For a number of years she worked as a performance artist in Britain, Europe and the United States. She has written for theatre and television and is the recipient of a Geneva-Europe Television Award and a Time Out Theatre Award.

Her first book, JUNKIE BUDDHA: A Journey of Discovery in Peru, was called ‘an inspiring and uplifting book about finding infinite value in the most intense and painful experience of profound loss’ by singer Sandie Shaw. It received a slew of 5-star reviews and was featured in The Independent, The Daily Mail and on the BBC. Her second book, THE OSHUN DIARIES: Encounters with an African Goddess, was published in 2019, and BUDDHISM & LOSS: Navigating Grief, Adversity and Change will be published in September 2023. A new edition of JUNKIE BUDDHA, under the new title of NIGHT INTO LIGHT: A Journey of Grief and Transformation is also awaiting publication.

Diane lives in Dorset and works as a psychotherapist.


JUNKIE BUDDHA: a Journey of Discovery in Peru (2015)

THE OSHUN DIARIES: Encounters with an African Goddess (2019)