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Erica Jong

Author's Bio

Erica Jong—novelist, poet, and essayist—has consistently used her craft to help provide women with a powerful and rational voice in forging a feminist consciousness. Her first novel, Fear of Flying, sold 27 million copies and has been translated into 40 languages. She has published 20 books, including eight novels, six volumes of poetry, six books of non-fiction and numerous articles in magazines and newspapers such as the New York Times, the Sunday Times of London, Elle, Vogue and the New York Times Book Review.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Seducing the Demon: Writing for My Life (Penguin, 2006), Sappho's Leap (W. W. Norton & Company, 2003), What Do Women Want? (Harper Collins, 1998), Inventing Memory (Harper Collins, 1997), Fear of Fifty (Harper Perennial, 1994), The Devil at Large: Erica Jong on Henry Miller (Random House, 1993), Becoming Light (Harper Collins, 1991), Becoming Light (Harper Collins, 1991), Any Woman's Blues (Harper & Row, 1990), Shylock's Daughter (Houghton Mifflin, 1987), Megan's Two Houses (New American Library, 1984), Parachutes & Kisses (New American Library, 1984), Ordinary Miracles (New American Library, 1983), Witches (New American Library, 1981), Fanny, Being the True History of the Adventures of Fanny Hackabout-Jones (New American Library, 1980), At the Edge of the Body (Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1979), How to Save Your Own Life (Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1977), Loveroot (Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1975), Fear of Flying (Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1973), Half-Lives (Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1973), Fruits & Vegetables (Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1971)
Anthologies:
Sugar in My Bowl (HarperCollins Publishers, 2011)
Prizes:
Erica Jong was honored with the United Nations Award for Excellence in Literature. She has also received Poetry magazine's Bess Hokin Prize, also won by W.S. Merwin and Sylvia Plath. In France, she received the Deauville Award for Literary Excellence and in Italy, she received the Sigmund Freud Award for Literature. IN June 2009, she received the Fernanda Pivano Award for Literature. The City University of New York awarded Ms. Jong an honorary PhD at the College of Staten Island.

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Listing last updated: August 30, 2013

More Information

Listed as:
Fiction Writer, Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
New York, NY

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