Erica Jong is a celebrated poet, novelist & essayist with over 27 published books that have been influential all over the world. Erica’s most popular novel, "Fear of Flying," celebrates its 48th anniversary in 2021. Never out of print, it has sold over 35 million copies in over 50 languages including Chinese and Arabic. 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; Poetry Magazine’s Bess Hokin Prize (also won by Sylvia Plath and W.S. Merwin). Erica’s poetry has appeared in publications worldwide, including The New Yorker, and L.A. Times, The Paris Review, Haaretz, and many more. Erica is working on a historical novel. She lives in New York with her husband and two poodles. Her daughter, Molly Jong-Fast, is a writer and political essayist. You can find more information about Erica Jong at her website: http://www.ericajong.com.
Even if our lives look seamless and easy, they are not.
By Erica Jong
, February 14, 2022
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