Jerzy Kosiński biography

Jerzy Kosiński

Novelist, Author

1933 – 1991

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Who was Jerzy Kosiński?

Jerzy Kosiński, born Józef Lewinkopf, was an award-winning Polish-American novelist and two-time President of the American Chapter of P.E.N., who wrote primarily in English. Born in Poland, he survived World War II and as a young man emigrated to America, where he became a citizen.

He was known for various novels, among them The Painted Bird and Being There. Being There was adapted as an Academy Award-winning film in 1979.

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Born
Jun 14, 1933
Łódź
Also known as
  • Jerzy Kosinski
  • Józef Lewinkopf
  • Jerzy N. Kosinski
  • Jerzy Lewinkopf
  • Jerzy Nikodem Kosinski
Spouses
Religion
  • Judaism
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Master's Degree, University of Łódź
    Political Science
    (1950 - 1955)
  • Historiography
Lived in
  • Poland
    ( - 1991/05/03)
Died
May 3, 1991
Manhattan

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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