Jared Dillian was, for the most part, raised in Southeastern Connecticut in the eighties and early nineties. He attended the United States Coast Guard Academy, graduating in 1996, and served out his five-year service commitment, mostly on the West Coast. Here, he finished his MBA at the University of San Francisco and worked on the floor of the Pacific Options Exchange. Hired by Lehman Brothers in 2001, he moved to New York and started working there just weeks before the terrorist attacks of 9/11. The firm relocated to Times Square, where Dillian worked for seven years before the bankruptcy in 2008. It was here that he formed the basis of his experience for his memoir, STREET FREAK: Money and Madness at Lehman Brothers.
Following the bankruptcy, Dillian founded his own financial publishing business, The Daily Dirtnap, LLC, which provides daily market commentary and insight to a range of institutional clients. Dillian also is a regular contributor to Mauldin Economics and a variety of online business and financial publications, and is an adjunct professor at Coastal Carolina University. He lives in Pawleys Island, South Carolina, pretty much right on the beach.
ALL THE EVIL OF THIS WORLD is his debut novel--perhaps the only work of financial fiction to truly capture what it is like to work on Wall Street. Not a single punch is pulled. But it is a breathtakingly beautiful examination of a profession and the people within it that we rarely examine fairly or patiently. It's a daring, uncommon approach to the setting, and the excitement (or revulsion) you feel reading it will forever change your perception of finance and the people that work within it--possibly for the better.