With her most recent novel, Jong has come full circle. Fear of Dying tells the story of sixty-something Vanessa Wonderman as she negotiates the travails of aging, mortality, and sexuality in the era of online dating.
On Sunday 1 November, the Southbank Centre marks the novel’s release in spectacular fashion. First on the programme are a series of readings from Sandi Toksvig, Gemma Cairney and more. Then, the main event: Jong joins Jude Kelly, director of Women of the World festival, to discuss her life’s work and enduring artistic preoccupations.
|What||Erica Jong: Fear of Dying, Royal Festival Hall|
|Where||Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Waterloo (underground)|
On 01 Nov 15, 7:30 PM – 12:00 AM
|Website||Click here to book via the Southbank website|