Czeslaw Milosz (1911–2004) was born in Szetejnie, Lithuania. Over the course of his long and prolific career he published works in many genres, including criticism (The Captive Mind
), fiction (The Issa Valley
), memoir (Native Realm
), and poetry (New and Collected Poems, 1931-2001
). He was a member of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1980.