Cheryl Strayed

Cheryl Strayed is the author of #1 New York Times bestseller “Wild” (basis for the motion picture Wild (2014)), the New York Times bestsellers “Tiny Beautiful Things” and “Brave Enough” and the novel “Torch.” “Wild” was chosen by Oprah Winfrey as her first selection for Oprah’s Book Club 2.0. WILD won a Barnes & Noble Discover Award, an Indie Choice Award, an Oregon Book Award, a Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award, and a Midwest Booksellers Choice Award among others. Strayed’s writing has appeared in “The Best American Essays,” the New York Times Magazine, the Washington Post Magazine, Vogue, Salon, The Missouri Review, The Sun, Tin House, The Rumpus–where she wrote the popular “Dear Sugar” advice column–and elsewhere. Strayed’s books have been translated into more than thirty languages around the world. Her book Tiny Beautiful Things was adapted for the stage by Nia Vardalos for a play directed by Thomas Kail. Strayed holds an MFA in fiction writing from Syracuse University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband – the documentary filmmaker, Brian Lindstrom – and their two children.

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