Q: A Novel (Mandery) - Author Bio

Author Bio
Birth—1967
Where—Brooklyn, New York, USA
Education—B.A., J.D., Harvard University
Currently—lives in Manhasset, New York


Evan Mandery is an American author and criminal justice academic at the City University of New York.

Mandery began his writing career in non-fiction. His first book The Campaign: Rudy Giuliani, Ruth Messinger, Al Sharpton and the Race to be Mayor of New York was published in 1999. His academic writing focuses on capital punishment, and his book Capital Punishment in America: A Balanced Examination, was first issued in 2004 and again in 2011. His most recent book on the subject, A Wild Justice: The Death and Resurrection of Capital Punishment in America, came out in 2013.

Mandery turned to fiction in 2007.

  • His first novel Dreaming of Gwen Stefani was published in 2007. The novel deals with a mathematical genius and hot-dog vendor, who falls in love with Gwen Stefani.
  • His second novel, First Contact, Or, It's Later Than You Think, published in 2010, revolves around a hyper-intelligent alien species and a dim-witted President, mistrustful of the aliens.
  • Q: A Novel, published in 2011, is based on time travel. An unnamed protagonist is visited by his future self and advised not to marry the love of his life.

Evan is a professor at the City University of New York, and an avid poker player and golfer. He lives in Manhasset, New York, with his wife Valli Rajah-Mandery, a sociologist, and their three children.(Adapted from the publisher and Wikipedia. Retrieved 9/6/2013.)




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