Cheryl Strayed is the author of three books: WILD, a memoir (Knopf), TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS, a selection of her "Dear Sugar" columns from TheRumpus.net (forthcoming from Vintage, July 2012), and TORCH, a novel (Houghton Mifflin, 2006). WILD will also be published in Brazil, Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Taiwan, and Italy. WILD has been optioned for film by Reese Witherspoon's production company, Pacific Standard. Strayed's debut novel, TORCH was a finalist for the Great Lakes Book Award and was selected by The Oregonian as one of the top ten books of the year by writers from the Pacific Northwest. Strayed has written the "Dear Sugar" column on TheRumpus.net since March 2010. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, the Washington Post Magazine, Vogue, Allure, Self, The Missouri Review, Brain, Child, Creative Nonfiction, Water~Stone Review, The Sun and elsewhere. The winner of a Pushcart Prize as well as fellowships to the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference and the Sewanee Writers' Conference, her essays and stories have been published in THE BEST AMERICAN ESSAYS, THE BEST NEW AMERICAN VOICES, and other anthologies. She holds an MFA in fiction writing from Syracuse University and a bachelor's degree from the University of Minnesota.
Books:Wild, April 2012