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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Christopher Xenopoulos Janus  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult; Young Adult; Children; Children;

Born: Charleston, West Virginia

Died: February 19, 2009 in Wilmette, Illinois

-- Christopher Xenopoulos Janus on WorldCat --

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 Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

The search for Peking man
ISBN: 0025589903

Macmillan. 1975

In this book,Christopher Janus tells about an endless search for several chests of 400,000 year old bones that were the remains of hunters and berrypickers found in China but were unfortunately lost during the Japanese occupation of WW2 there.

Miss 4th of July, Goodbye: A Novel Based on the Life of Niki (born Xenopoulos) Janus
ISBN: 0934831009

Lake View Press. 1985

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

Sheffield Books. 2003

Around the world in 90 years will captivate you with the scope of Christopher Xenopoulos Janus' stories. Not only is he a classic scholar but his breath of interest, everything from a touching story of Onassis' granddaughter remembered to the award-winning Disney movie 'Goodbye Miss 4th of July'. At 92 we have a true Renaissance man with us. He writes with clarity and sensibility with the wisdom both of the years he has lived in the Mira at events he has shared. The reader is not only entertaining but also enlightened.

What They Always Wanted
ISBN: 0934831017

Sheffield Books. 1989

Book by Janus, Christopher G.


Carl Sandburg Literary Award Best Fiction 1989, for, "What They Always Wanted". Friends of Literature Award-Best Fiction for, "Miss 4th of July, Goodbye''.

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