The new black and white adaption, directed and produced by Václav Marhoul, premiered during the Venice festival, is based on the controversial novel by Jerzy Kosiński of the same name in which he falsely claimed he was the victim of WWII atrocities during his childhood.
A brilliant author, celebrity and tragic victim, or a fraud, careerist and outright liar? Even today, Jerzy Kosiński provokes controversy. On the 86th anniversary of his birth, TFN speaks to Joanna Siedlecka, the author of Kosiński’s biography “Ugly Black Bird”.
To help celebrate the big day (October 22nd), TFN’s Jacek Borowski caught up with the legendary jazz vocalist to chat about music, love and happiness.
One of the most important literary prizes in America, previous winners of the National Book Awards include William Faulkner, Philip Roth and Saul Bellow, while Polish writers Jerzy Kosiński and Isaac Bashevis Singer have also won awards.