Owen Jones

 Sheffield-born Owen Jones is a prominent political writer and commentator, and currently Policy and Media Advisor for the Centre of Labour and Social Studies (CLASS).

He graduated with a BA Honours in History from University College Oxford in 2005, before gaining a Master of Arts in US History in 2007. After graduating, Jones worked as a trade union lobbyist, before becoming a parliamentary researcher for the Labour Party.

His most well-known piece of work, his book Chavs, was one of the New York Times' top 10 non-fiction books of 2011. The work was also long-listed for the Guardian First Book Award. Jones is currently working on his second work, set to be pubished in 2014, which explores the class issues around the British Establishment.

Jones previously had work published in the Guardian before moving to the Independent, where he writes regular columns. He has also had work published in New Statesman, the Sunday Mirror

In February 2013, the Political Book Award named Owen Jones Young Writer of the Year 2013, and donated his winnings.