Sasha Abramsky was born in England, grew up in London, and attended Balliol College, Oxford, where he studied politics, philosophy, and economics. Abramsky is a journalist and author whose work has appeared in "The Nation," "The American Prospect," "The New Yorker" online, and many other publications. His most recent book, "The American Way of Poverty: How the Other Half Still Lives," was listed by "The New York Times" as among the one hundred notable books of 2013. He is a Senior Fellow at Demos think tank, and teaches writing at University of California, Davis. Abramsky lives in Sacramento, California, with his wife and their two children.