Owen Jones was born in Sheffield and grew up in Stockport. He is a columnist at the Guardian and formerly at the Independent, and the author of Chavs: The Demonisation of the Working Class. His new book, The Establishment – And How They Get Away With It, was published in September 2014. He was the winner of the 2012 Stonewall Journalist of the Year and 2013 Political Book Awards Young Writer of the Year. He is now working on his third book, The Politics of Hope.