• Born date: 1933-06-14
  • Born in: Łódź
  • Death date: 1991-05-03
  • Death in: Manhattan
Jerzy Kosiński

Jerzy Kosiński (Polish pronunciation: [ˈjɛʐɨ kɔˈɕiɲskʲi]; June 14, 1933 – May 3, 1991), 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 (1965) and Being There (1971).