Christopher Xenopoulos Janus

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General Information

Name: Christopher Xenopoulos Janus

Pen Name: None

Birth Year: 1911

Place of Birth: Charleston, West Virginia

Died: February 19, 2009 in Wilmette, Illinois

Illinois Connection

Christopher Xenopoulos Janus started his writing career as a reporter for the Chicago Daily News.

Biographical and Professional Information

In addition to his writing Christopher Janus was a business consultant, entrepreneur, a Government employee (Economic Assistant to the U.S. State Department, and a delegate to the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation agency Conference.

Published Works

  • The Search for Peking Man, MacMillan, 1975
  • Miss 4th of July, Goodbye, Sheffield Books, 1989
  • What They Always Wanted, Sheffield Books, 1989
  • Around the World in 90 Years, Sheffield Books, 2003

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

The search for Peking man

ISBN: 0025589903
Release Date: 1975

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Miss 4th of July, Goodbye: A Novel Based on the Life of Niki (born Xenopoulos) Janus

ISBN: 0934831009
Release Date: 1985-10

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Around the World in 90 Years: The Lifelong Best of Christopher Xenopoulos Janus: A Unique Treasury of Stories, Essays & Commentaries

Release Date: 2003

Literary Awards

Carl Sandburg Literary Award Best Fiction 1989, for, "What They Always Wanted".

Friends of Literature Award-Best Fiction for, "Miss 4th of July, Goodbye.

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances


External Links

Christopher Xenopoulos Janus on WorldCat

Christopher Xenopoulos Janus on Amazon


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