Erica Jong

New York, NY 10021
(212) 517-2907

Author's Bio

Erica Jong is a celebrated poet & author with over 24 published books. Her most popular novel, Fear of Flying celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2013. Never out of print, it has sold over 27 million copies in 42 languages. Erica’s new novel, Fear of Dying was published on September 8th 2015 with St. Martin’s Press and many other publishers all over the world. Erica lives in New York and Connecticut with her husband and two poodles.

Publications and Prizes

Any Woman's Blues
(Harper & Row, 1990)
, At the Edge of the Body
(Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1979)
, Becoming Light
(Harper Collins, 1991)
, Becoming Light
(Harper Collins, 1991)
, Fanny, Being the True History of the Adventures of Fanny Hackabout-Jones
(New American Library, 1980)
, Fear of Dying
(St. Martin's Press, 2015)
, Fear of Fifty
(Harper Perennial, 1994)
, Fear of Flying
(Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1973)
, Fruits & Vegetables
(Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1971)
, Half-Lives
(Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1973)
, How to Save Your Own Life
(Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1977)
, Inventing Memory
(Harper Collins, 1997)
, Love Comes First
(Penguin, 2009)
, Loveroot
(Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1975)
, Megan's Two Houses
(New American Library, 1984)
, Ordinary Miracles
(New American Library, 1983)
, Parachutes & Kisses
(New American Library, 1984)
, Sappho's Leap
(W. W. Norton & Company, 2003)
, Seducing the Demon: Writing for My Life
(Penguin, 2006)
, Shylock's Daughter
(Houghton Mifflin, 1987)
, The Devil at Large: Erica Jong on Henry Miller
(Random House, 1993)
, What Do Women Want?
(Harper Collins, 1998)
, Witches
(New American Library, 1981)
Sugar in My Bowl
(HarperCollins Publishers, 2011)
Prizes Won: 
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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Fiction Writer, Poet
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Last updated: Dec 07, 2015