"Thought-provoking ... Mr Evans shows great potential." — The Economist
"Un gourou de la Silicon Valley" — Le Monde
Jon Evans is an author, journalist, travel writer, and software engineer.
His novels have won Arthur Ellis and ForeWord Book Of The Year awards. Originally published by HarperCollins and Hodder & Stoughton, almost all of them are now freely available online. His work has been translated into thirteen languages.
His journalism has appeared in The Guardian, Wired, Quartz, The Globe & Mail, The Walrus, and (weekly, for a decade) TechCrunch. He has traveled to more than 100 countries and reported from Iraq, Haiti, Colombia, and the Congo.
"Jon Evans seems to spend most of his time backpacking in places (Zimbabwe, the Balkans, Iraq) that even the most intrepid of us tend to avoid. Evans also finds time to write strong, politically motivated thrillers." — Chicago Tribune
"Evans can write, too, when he isn't trying to be Bruce Willis." — The Washington Post
Jon is also the CTO of HappyFunCorp, was the initial technical architect of Bookshop.org, and is the founding director of the GitHub Archive Program, preserving the world's open-source software in a permafrost vault beneath an Arctic mountain for 1,000 years. (Yes, really.) He spends more time than he should on Twitter.