Jerzy Kosinski biography
Jerzy Kosinksi was a Polish-American novelist. He claimed his horrific experiences as a Jew in World War II caused him to be mute for most of his childhood. He immigrated to the U.S. in 1957. His novel Being There came out in 1971 and was later adapted into an Academy Award-winning film (1979). After his suicide in 1991, much of his past was revealed to be fabricated.