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''.
|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.