Cheryl Strayed is author of the New York Times best-seller Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, which is being made into a movie featuring Reese Witherspoon as Strayed. The book recounts how, in the wake of her mother's death and her own disintegrating marriage, she decided to hike more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail alone.
Wild was chosen by Oprah Winfrey as her first selection for Oprah's Book Club 2.0 and was selected as the winner of the Barnes & Noble Discover Award, the Indie Choice Award, an Oregon Book Award, a Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award, and a Midwest Booksellers Choice Award.
Strayed is also author of Tiny Beautiful Things and a novel, Torch, and her writing has appeared in The Best American Essays, the New York Times Magazine, the Washington Post Magazine, Vogue, Salon, The Missouri Review, The Sun, The Rumpus—where she has written the popular “Dear Sugar” column since 2010—and elsewhere.
Strayed was the guest editor of The Best American Essays 2013 and has contributed to many anthologies. Her books have been translated into 30 languages around the world.