Christina Askounis

Lecturer Emerita of English

External Address: 
314 Allen Building, 303H Allen Building, Durham, NC 27708
Internal Office Address: 
Box 90015, Durham, NC 27708-0015
(919) 684-3094

Christina Askounis holds a B.A. from Mary Washington College of the University of Virginia and an M.A.from The Johns Hopkins University Writing Seminars.

Her writing experience encompasses newspaper journalism, television and film scriptwriting, poetry and fiction; her short stories have appeared in popular magazines and in Image: A Journal of the Arts and Religion. A novel, The Dream of the Stone, originally published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in 1993, was reissued in simultaneous hardcover and trade paperback by Simon and Schuster in Spring 2007. A screenplay,"Enchantment," was a finalist in the 2000 Moondance International Film Festival.

Her current research interests include fiction and creative nonfiction, creative process, spiritual autobiography, humor, travel literature, literary criticism by creative writers and the essays of Michel de Montaigne.


  • M.A., Johns Hopkins University 1969

Askounis, C. The Dream of the Stone. Simon and Schuster, 2007.

Askounis, C. "Lies and Consequences." Ed. R Bliwise. Duke Magazine 94 (2008). (Essay)

Askounis, C. "The Novice." Ed. G Wolfe. Image: A Journal of the Arts and Religion (October 2005). (Short Story)

Askounis, C. "Enchantment (screenplay)." (January 2000). (Fictional Work)

Askounis, C. "The Namesake." First (June 1990). (Short Story)

Askounis, C. "The Blessed Legacy." Redbook (May 1988). (Short Story)

Askounis, C. "Terra: Our World (TV series)." (May 1980).

Askounis, C. "'Exaggerated Self-Portrait'." Unpleasant Event Schedule (online journal). (Poetry)