By dint of both circumstance and choice, Samanth Subramanian is a journalist. He has an undergraduate degree in journalism from Pennsylvania State University and a Master’s in international relations from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. By preference, he gravitates towards the long-form, narrative version of journalism – waning today, but still rewarding and revealing to both writers and readers. His longer reported articles occupy the confluence of politics, culture and history; his shorter pieces include op-eds, cultural criticism, and book reviews.
He has written, among other publications, for Mint, Newsweek, the Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe, the Far Eastern Economic Review, the New Republic, Huffington Post, Foreign Policy, Foreign Affairs, the National and the Hindu. His first book of narrative non-fiction Following Fish: Travels around the Indian Coast won the 2010 Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize. He is working on a second book set in post-war Sri Lanka.
Representation: Shruti Debi
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