Owen is back in the city

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Sheffield-born author and political commentator Owen Jones will be back in the city this month, talking about his life and work.

The Oxford history graduate is the author of international bestseller ‘Chavs,’ which was chosen as one of the New York Times top 10 non-fiction books of 2011.

A columnist for The Guardian and New Statesman, and a frequent broadcaster, his second book, The Establishment – And How They Get Away With It, has won him more critical acclaim.

Following on from a sold-out evening at the University of Sheffield Students Union last October, 31-year-old Owen will be in the city again on February 29 as part of the city’s Off The Shelf festival. An evening with Owen, entitled ‘Owen Jones: The Politics of Hope’ will be held at the Octagon Centre at 8pm.

Owen, who was named Young Writer of the Year at the Political Book Awards in 2013, will talk about his writing and work, his passionate views on political and economic injustice and his belief in solidarity and vision for the future, the themes which have led to him being hailed as the Orwell of his generation.

Visit http://tickets.sheffieldstudentsunion.com/ents/event/9038/ for tickets, priced £8 or £6 concessions.