About the Author
Matthew d’Ancona was born in south London in 1968. He attended St. Dunstan’s College and then proceeded to Oxford to read history. After graduation, d’Ancona obtained a Fellowship at All Souls College, Oxford, but based himself in London as a journalist. After working at the human rights magazine Index on Censorship, he joined The Times as a trainee in 1991 and rose through the ranks to become Assistant Editor in 1994. Since 1996, he has worked at The Sunday Telegraph. D’Ancona and his wife, the journalist Sarah Schaefer, have two young sons and live in London’s East End.