Erica Jong

Fiction Writer, Poet

New York, NY 10021
Phone: 
(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 & Prizes

Fiction

Anthology:
Sugar in My Bowl (HarperCollins Publishers, 2011)
Book:
Fear of Dying (St. Martin's Press, 2015)

Poetry

Books:
Love Comes First (Penguin, 2009)
,
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)
,
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)
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.

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
New York
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Last update: Dec 07, 2015