V. Sudarshan is a renowned journalist and writer. Over the course of a prolific journalistic career, he has worked at The Indian Express(Chennai), The Pioneer (New Delhi), OutlookThe New Indian Express (Chennai) and The Hindu (New Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai), where he has written extensively on, among other topics, Indian foreign policy, espionage, security and Kashmir. In addition, his articles have been published in The TribuneTelegraphThe Asian AgeDeccan Chronicle and The Citizen.

He is the author of the acclaimed nonfiction works Anatomy of an Abduction: How the Indian Hostages in Iraq Were Freed (Penguin India, 2007) and Adrift: A True Story of Survival at Sea (Hachette India, 2013). His short story ‘Eclipse’ was anthologised in Madras on my Mind: A City in Stories (Harper Collins, 2015); his prize-winning short story ‘Casually, One Sunday Afternoon’ was published in I’m Not Like that and Other Stories (Orient Longman, 1987). He has also been published in Chandrabhaga, a literary magazine run by Jayanta Mahapatra. He was awarded the Appan Menon Memorial Fellowship (1998–99).

His forthcoming nonfiction book, about a police officer’s dangerous posting in a crime-ridden district, is represented by A Suitable Agency.