Jerzy Kosinski




Jerzy Kosiński (Polish pronunciation: [ˈjɛʐɨ kɔˈɕiɲskʲi]; June 18, 1933 – May 3, 1991), born Józef Lewinkopf, was a 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, immigrated to the U.S., where he became a citizen.
He was known for various novels, among them The Painted Bird (1965) and Being There (1970), which was adapted as a film (1979).





The best books of all time by Jerzy Kosinski

  1. 2097 . Steps by Jerzy Kosinski

    From the esteemed author of "The Painted Bird" and "Being There" comes this award-winning novel about one man's sexual and sensual experiences, the fabric from which the shape of his life has been ...

  2. 2268 . The Painted Bird by Jerzy Kosinski

    The Painted Bird describes the world as seen by a young boy, "considered a Gypsy or Jewish stray," who wanders about small towns scattered around Central or Eastern Europe during World War II. Due ...