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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Jan Novak  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Born: 1953 in Czechoslovakia


-- Jan Novak on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=jan+novak


Illinois Connection

The author immigrated to Chicago as a teenager in 1969 with his parents. He lived in Cicero and attended Morton East High School and the University of Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Novak is a Chicago-based American novelist. He was born in Czechoslovakia in 1953 and spent his first 16 years there. Currently, he is a colleague of Vaclav Havel.


Published Works Expand for more information


Titles At Your Library

Striptease Chicago
ISBN: 0887811299

Sixty-Eight Pub. Corp. 1983

The Willys dream kit
ISBN: 0151967660

Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. 1985

The Polish-American novel The Willys Dream Kit of a Jeep and longing.

The grand life: A novel
ISBN: 0671643541

Poseidon Press. 1987

Commies, Crooks, Gypsies, Spooks & Poets: Thirteen Books of Prague in the Year of the Great Lice Epidemic
ISBN: 1883642094

Steerforth Press. 1995

Winner of the Carl Sandburg Award for nonfiction.


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