Henryk Sienkiewicz (1846-1916), one of Poland's foremost novelists, won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1905. Hist historical novels (The Trilogy, Quo Vadis?, The Teutonic Knights) represent the highest achievements in the genre. Recent translations of his works have met with stunning success in the United States and have gained the author an enthusiastic new following. W.S. Kuniczak was born in Poland and escaped during the German-Soviet invasion of 1939. He was educated in France, England and the U.S.A. A noted translator of the works of Henryk Sienkiewicz, and author of his own novels including The Thousand Hour Day and The Sempinski Affair, he passed away near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 2000.