Portrait of Cheryl Strayed

Cheryl Strayed

Cheryl Strayed is the author of the number one New York Times bestselling memoir Wild, the bestselling advice essay collection Tiny Beautiful Things, the novel Torch and the quotes collection Brave Enough. Her books have been translated into 40 languages around the world.

Strayed's essays have been published in Best American Essays, the New York Times, the Washington Post MagazineVogueSalon, the Sun, Tin House and elsewhere. Strayed is the co-host, along with Steve Almond, of the WBUR 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.

Photo: Joni Kabana