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Jon Jefferson


USA flag (b.1955)

aka Jefferson Bass

Jon Jefferson is a prolific author, veteran journalist, and seasoned documentary
writer/producer. His two-part National Geographic documentary—Biography of a Corpse
and Anatomy of a Corpse—took millions of viewers behind the razor-wire fence of the
University of Tennessee’s renowned Anthropological Research Facility, better known as
the Body Farm.

Under the pen name Jefferson Bass—collaborating with forensic legend Bill
Bass—he has written ten crime novels in the New York Times bestselling Body Farm
series. He has also written two true-crime books about Bass’s career and cases.

A runner, cyclist, and pilot, Jefferson lives and writes in Athens, Georgia.