FAU and the Palm Beach Book Festival to Present Erica Jong


by college of arts and letters | Monday, Nov 20, 2017

BOCA RATON, Fla. (October 18, 2017) – Florida Atlantic University’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters and the Palm Beach Book Festival will present Erica Jong with a lecture and book signing on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. in the University Theatre, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at www.fauevents.com or 561-297-6124. There will be books for sale at the event and the book signing will follow the lecture.

Jong is a celebrated poet and author with more than 25 published books of fiction, non-fiction, memoir and poetry. Her most popular novel, “Fear of Flying,” celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2013. Never out of print, it has sold more than 30 million copies in 42 languages. Jong’s latest novel, “Fear of Dying,” was published in the United States by St. Martin’s Press and by many other publishers all over the world.

Jong’s 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. Merwin). Jong lives in Connecticut and New York, but her spiritual home is in Venice.

The Palm Beach Book Festival brings New York Times best-selling and household names to Palm Beach every April. For more information about this coming year’s events, visit www.palmbeachbookfestival.com

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