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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  James Martin  

Pen Name: James Conroyd Martin

Genre: C:ADULT

Born: 1946 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Illinois Connection

Martin lives in Chicago and is an English and creative writing teacher at Marian Catholic High School in Chicago Heights, Illinois. He holds degrees from St. Ambrose and DePaul Universities.

Biographical and Professional Information

Martin is a teacher and the award-winning author of ''Push Not the River'', a novel based on the actual diary of a countess who lived through the rise and fall of Poland's Third of May Constitution in 1790s. and ''Against a Crimson Sky'', which continues the family saga into the Napoleonic era.

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-- *Gold Medal from the American Institute of Polish Culture for ''Push Not the River'' & ''Against a Crimson Sky'' *James was honored at the 2004 Illinois Authors Book Fair sponsored by the Illinois Center for the Book and the Illinois State Library in Springfield, Illinois.