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Jerzy Kosinski

Jerzy KosinskiAKA Jerzy Nikodem Kosinski

Born: 14-Jun-1933
Birthplace: Lodz, Poland
Died: 3-May-1991
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: Suicide

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Author

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Being There

Avoided death when his luggage was sent to the wrong city, he was unable to show up at Sharon Tate's dinner party on 8 August 1969.

Wife: Mary Hayward Weir (heiress, m. 11-Jan-1962, d. 1968)
Wife: Katherina von Fraunhofer (until his death)

    University: MA History and Political Science, University of Lodz (1950-55)
    Professor: Professor of Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences (1955-57)

    National Book Award for Fiction 1969 for Steps

    A Fool and His Money (1989)
    Reds (3-Dec-1981) · Grigory Zinoviev

Author of books:
The Future Is Ours, Comrade: Conversations with the Russians (1960, nonfiction)
No Third Path (1962, nonfiction)
The Painted Bird (1965, novel)
Steps (1968, novel)
Being There (1971, novel)
The Devil Tree (1973, novel)
Cockpit (1975, novel)
Passion Play (1979, novel)
Pinball (1982, novel)
The Hermit of 69th Street (1988, novel)

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