Owen Jones was born in Sheffield and grew up in Stockport. After graduating, he worked as a trade union and parliamentary researcher. His first book, Chavs: the Demonization of the Working Class, was published in June 2011. He is a columnist at the Guardian, a former columnist at the Independent, and is a regular broadcaster. His second book, The Establishment: And How They Get Away With It, will be published by Penguin in September 2014. He was named 2012 Stonewall Journalist of the Year and Young Writer of the Year at the 2013 Political Book Awards.
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