Erica Jong is a poet, novelist and essayist whose works have been influential all over the world. Her first novel Fear of Flying has sold over 27 million copies from the US and Europe to China. Fear of Flying has just celebrated its 40th Anniversary with new editions in many languages. She is the author of seven widely honoured volumes of poetry, eight novels and seven non-fiction books. Her forthcoming novel is Fear of Dying, due for release in September 2015. Among other awards she has been honoured with the Fernanda Pivano Award for Literature in Italy, the Sigmund Freud award in Italy, the United Nations Award for Excellence in Literature and Poetry Magazine’s Bess Hokin Prize.