Chris Holaves

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General Information

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Name: Chris Holaves

Pen Name: None

Genres: Fiction, Poetry

Born: 1945 in Astakos, Greece



Illinois Connection

Holaves emigrated to Danville, Illinois in 1954. He received his BS at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois and his MS at the University of Illinois in Urbana. He currently resides in Roscoe, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Holaves is an author, poet and publisher. His books are bilingual and his poetry has been published in Midwest magazines and papers. He runs Astakos Publishing with his wife.

Published Works

  • Even the Dead Get Up for Milk / Hasta los muertos se levantan por leche, Astakos Publishing, 2008
  • Running with the Bats / Corriendo con los murcielagos, Astakos Publishing, 2010

Titles at Your Library

Literary Awards

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

Holaves enjoys visiting bookstores, libraries and schools for book signings and readings. He will also speak to groups about writing and publishing. For additional information on the author's speaking availability, please send an email to:

External Links

Chris Holaves on WorldCat


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