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Occupation  Author Professor
Name  Evan Mandery
Children  3

Spouse  Valli Rajah-Mandery
Nationality  American
Role  Author
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Alma mater  Harvard College Harvard Law School
Genre  Humor, Literature, Fantasy & Science Fiction
Education  Harvard College, Harvard Law School
Books  Dreaming of Gwen Stefani, The campaign, Q: A Novel, Q: A Love Story, First Contact: Or - It's Lat

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Evan Mandery (born 1967) is an American author and criminal justice academic at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.


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Mandery graduated from Harvard College in 1989 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Studies. Later he graduated from Harvard Law School as Juris Doctor in 1992. He is a professor and chairperson of the criminal justice department, John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Mandery lives in Manhasset, New York. His wife, Valli Rajah-Mandery, is a sociologist, and they have three children. He was influenced by the writings of Kurt Vonnegut and Douglas Adams. Mandery is also an amateur poker player.

Dreaming of Gwen Stefani

Mandery's first novel Dreaming of Gwen Stefani was published in 2007. A review about the book was available on Booklist magazine. The novel deals with a mathematical genius and hot-dog vendor, who falls in love with Gwen Stefani.

First Contact (Or It's Later Than You Think)

Mandery's second novel, First Contact, Or, It's Later Than You Think, was published by HarperCollins in January, 2010. It is a story of a hyper-intelligent alien species and a dim-witted President, who is mistrustful of the aliens without basis. The book was reviewed in Booklist, Publisher's Weekly, Library Journal and the Winnipeg Free Press.


Q was published by HarperCollins in August, 2011. It is a story based on time travel, where the unnamed protagonist is visited by his future self and advised not to marry the love of his life. The novel was reviewed by The New York Times, the Financial Times, The Times Literary Supplement and Booklist magazine.

Q was published in the UK in July 2012 and thereafter translated into Italian (under the title Q una storia d'amore), Polish (as Q. Ponadczasowa historia miłosna), and Czech (as Má věčná Q).

In November, 2011, Columbia Pictures optioned the movie rights to Q. David Gordon Green was hired to write the screenplay and direct.

Works of Non-Fiction

Mandery began as a non-fiction writer and his first book The Campaign: Rudy Giuliani, Ruth Messinger, Al Sharpton and the Race to be Mayor of New York was published in 1999 by Westview Press. His academic writing focuses on capital punishment, and he has published two books on the subject named Capital Punishment in America: A Balanced Examination and A Wild Justice: The Death and Resurrection of Capital Punishment in America. A Wild Justice was reviewed by The New York Times.


  • The campaign: Rudy Giuliani, Ruth Messenger, Al Sharpton, and the race to be mayor of New York City, 1999, ISBN 978-0813366982
  • Eyes on City Hall: A Young Man's Education in New York Political Warfare, 2001, ISBN 978-0813398150
  • Dreaming of Gwen Stefani, 2007, ISBN 978-0977197262
  • First Contact: Or, It's Later Than You Think, 2010, ISBN 978-0061749773
  • Capital Punishment: A Balanced Examination, 2011, ISBN 978-1449605988
  • Q: A Novel, 2011, ISBN 978-0062098832
  • A Wild Justice: The Death and Resurrection of Capital Punishment in America, 2013, ISBN 978-0393239584
  • References

    Evan Mandery Wikipedia