Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Chris Holaves  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Poetry

Audience: Children;

Born: 1945 in Astakos, Greece

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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.

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Speaking Engagements

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