Jon Evans

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Not to be confused with Tori Amos's bass player also named Jon Evans.
For other people with similar names, see John Evans (disambiguation) and Jonathan Evans (disambiguation).
Jon Evans
Born (1973-04-11) April 11, 1973 (age 44)
Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Occupation Novelist, Journalist
Nationality Canadian
Genre Thriller, fantasy

Jon Evans (born in April 11, 1973[1]) is a Canadian novelist, journalist, adventure traveler, and software engineer.[2][3]

Early life[edit]

Born to an expatriate Rhodesian father and Canadian mother, Evans grew up in Waterloo, Ontario and graduated from the University of Waterloo.[4] He has a degree in electrical engineering and over 10 years of experience working as a software engineer.[5]


Evans won the 2005 Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel from the Crime Writers of Canada for his book Dark Places and has been reviewed in such publications as The Economist[6] and The Washington Post.[7] His graphic novel The Executor was named one of the ten best of 2010 by Comic Book Resources,[8] and his novel Beasts of New York won a 2011 ForeWord Book Of The Year medal.[9]

Evans has also written for magazines such as New Scientist, The Times of India, The Walrus, and Wired, and the newspapers The Globe and Mail and The Guardian, and he writes a weekly column for TechCrunch.[10][11] Now based in San Francisco, California, he frequently travels the world to research the locations of his novels.[12][13]


Much of Evans' work is released under a Creative Commons license and can be downloaded for free.[14]


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Graphic Novels[edit]

Travel Writing[edit]

  • No Fixed Address. 2015. [16]


External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Jon Evans". rezendi. 
  2. ^ "Jon Evans". TechCrunch. 
  3. ^ "John Evans - Home". Rezendi. 
  4. ^ "Jon Evans (author)". OverDrive. Retrieved September 2014.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  5. ^ "Jon Evans". TechCrunch. Retrieved September 2014.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  6. ^ "Treats off the street: The war on terror is good for thrillers". The Economist. August 10, 2006. p. 71. 
  7. ^ Lipez, Richard (October 23, 2005). "Mysteries (Escape from Sarajevo: Review of Jon Evans's The Blood Price)". The Washington Post. 
  8. ^ "My best ten of 'ten!'". Comic Book Resources. January 26, 2011. 
  9. ^ "2011 Finalists in Fantasy (Adult Fiction)". BOTYA. 2011. 
  10. ^ "Jon Evans (author)". OverDrive. Retrieved September 2014.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  11. ^ "Jon Evans". TechCrunch. Retrieved September 2014.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
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  14. ^ "Steal This Book!". TechCrunch. January 21, 2012. 
  15. ^ Esposito, Joey (May 24, 2010). "Vertigo Crime's The Executor Review: Is the Vertigo Crime line continuing to evolve?". Crave Online. 
  16. ^ Jon Evans on Twitter