Erica Jong is a poet, novelist and essayist whose works have been influential all over the world. Her first novel, Fear of Flying, never out of print, has sold 27 million copies from the U.S.A and Europe to Russia, Turkey, China, Japan, Korea and the rest of Asia. Fear of Flying has just celebrated its 40th Anniversary with new editions in many languages.
Erica is the author of seven widely honoured volumes of poetry, eight novels and seven non-fiction books including Fear of Fifty, a mid-life memoir; Witches, an illustrated book rehabilitating the figure of the witch; The Devil at Large, a study of Henry Miller, her mentor and friend; and many other important books.
Among awards that have honoured Erica’s amazing oeuvre are: the Fernanda Pivano Award for Literature in Italy; the Sigmund Freud Award in Italy; the Deauville Literary Award in France; the United Nations Award for Excellence in Literature; Poetry Magazine’s Bess Hokin Prize (also won by Sylvia Plath and W.S. Merwin).