#1 New York Times best-selling author of the memoir 'Wild'
Co- Host of the Podcast 'Dear Sugar'
Active Feminist who served on the first board of directors for Vida: Women in Literary Arts
Cheryl Strayed Speaker Profile:
Cheryl Strayed is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir ‘Wild‘, the New York Times bestsellers ‘Tiny Beautiful Things‘ and ‘Brave Enough‘, and the novel ‘Torch‘. Her books have been translated into forty languages around the world. ‘Wild‘ was chosen by Oprah Winfrey as her first selection for Oprah’s Book Club 2.0. The Oscar-nominated movie adaptation of ‘Wild‘ stars Reese Witherspoon as Cheryl and Laura Dern as Cheryl’s mother, Bobbi. The film was directed by Jean-Marc Vallée, with a screenplay by Nick Hornby. Strayed’s essays have been published in The Best American Essays, the New York Times, the Washington Post Magazine, Vogue, Salon, The Sun, Tin House, The New York Times Book Review, and elsewhere. Strayed is the co-host, along with Steve Almond, of WBUR’s hit podcast Dear Sugar Radio, which originated with her popular Dear Sugar advice column on The Rumpus. 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.
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