Samanth Subramanian is a journalist and the author of three books: "Following Fish: Travels Around the Indian Coast," "This Divided Island: Stories from the Sri Lankan War," and his latest, "A Dominant Character: The Radical Science and Restless Politics of J. B. S. Haldane." His writing has appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times, WIRED, Granta, Harper's, the Guardian, the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, 1843-Intelligent Life, Aeon, Mint, Travel + Leisure, and Caravan, among other publications. His longer reported articles occupy the confluence of politics, culture and history, examining the impact of these forces upon life and society; his shorter pieces include op-eds, cultural criticism, and book reviews.

For years, he also co-hosted The Intersection, a fortnightly science and culture podcast from Audiomatic.

"This Divided Island" won the 2015 Crossword Prize for Non Fiction and was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Non Fiction Prize and the Royal Society of Literature's Ondaatje Prize the same year. "Following Fish" won the Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize in 2010 and was shortlisted for the Andre Simon Award in 2013.

Samanth Subramanian lives and works in Cambridge, England.