Fiction Writer, Poet
Publications & 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.