Andrzej Kuśniewicz (1904–1993) was born in Kovynychi, Sambir in East Galicia.
He worked at the consular office in Czechoslovakia and then France. After the fall of France during the Second World War, he joined the resistance, was captured by the Gestapo, sentenced to death and sent to the Neue Bremm camp and then Mauthausen. After the war, he was again involved in consulate work but returned to Poland in 1950. Andrzej Kuśniewicz is one of Poland’s most popular authors. Znaki Zodiaku (Signs of the Zodiac, 1971) is part of his trilogy of novels Strefy (Zones), a literary study of 20th-century life in Galicia.