Join bestselling author Erica Jong for a discussion of writing novels, memoir, and poetry.
Erica Jong is a celebrated poet, author and essayist with over 24 published books that have been influential all over the world. Her most popular novel, Fear of Flying, celebrates its 45th anniversary this year and has sold over 37 million copies in 45 languages. Her latest novel, Fear of Dying, was published to much acclaim worldwide. Erica has nine novels, eight books of poetry and multiple non-fiction books. Her latest book of poetry, The World Began With Yes is due for release in early 2019. She has Known for her commitment to women’s rights, authors’ rights and free expression, Ms. Jong is a frequent lecturer in the U.S. and abroad. She established a program for young writers at her alma mater, Barnard College: The Erica Mann Jong Writing Center.Her awards include the Fernanda Pivano Award for Literature in Italy (named for the critic who introduced Ernest Hemingway, Allen Ginsberg, and Erica Jong to the Italian public); the Sigmund Freud Award in Italy; the Deauville Literary Award in France; the United Nations Award for Excellence in Literature; and Poetry Magazine’s Bess Hokin Prize (also won by Sylvia Plath and W.S. Merlin). She is currently working on a television series based on her novel Fanny: Being the True History of the Adventures of Fanny Hackabout-Jones.