Tony Jones was still at school when Lionel Murphy raided ASIO. After an ABC cadetship, he joined the television program Four Corners as a reporter in 1985, and then went to Dateline at SBS in 1986. He was subsequently an ABC foreign correspondent, for a time in London and later in Washington. Inter alia, he covered the war crimes in Bosnia. For many years he presented the ABC TV current affairs programme Lateline.
Today, he hosts Q&A on ABC TV on Monday nights. He is married to fellow ABC journalist Sarah Ferguson and lives in Sydney. The Twentieth Man is his first novel.