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Christopher Xenopoulos Janus

Born: Charleston, West Virginia
Died: February 19, 2009 in Wilmette, Illinois

Pen Name: None

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

Biography: 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.

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

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers; Children; Children; Young adult readers

Christopher Xenopoulos Janus on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

  Miss 4th of July, goodbye :
ISBN: 0934831009 OCLC: 12962903

Lake View Press, Chicago : 1985.

This novel in fictional letter form is based on the experiences of the author's sister, Androniki "Niki" Janus, who immigrated from Greece to the small coal-mining town of Montgomery, West Virginia, in 1917. When she attempts to befriend an older black man, the Ku Klux Klan targets her and her family.

The search for Peking man /
ISBN: 0025589903 OCLC: 1273367

Macmillan, New York : 1975.

An account of the search for the onehalf-million-year-old fossil remains of Peking Man, which were discovered in China in 1926 and lost in 1941 when the Japanese invaded China.

  What they always wanted /
ISBN: 0934831017 OCLC: 19738806

Sheffield Books : Chicago : ©1988.