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Cheryl Strayed

2013 Speaker

Cheryl Strayed is the author of the critically acclaimed novel “Torch,” and memoirWild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail,” which was published in March of 2012 by Alfred A. Knopf and chosen by Oprah Winfrey as the inaugural title for Oprah’s Book Club 2.0. She has been writing The Rumpus’s “Dear Sugar” column since March of 2010, and her most recent book is a collection of those pieces, entitled “Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar,” published in July of 2012 by Vintage Books. Her stories and essays have been published in The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post Magazine, Allure, The Rumpus, The Missouri Review, The Sun, The Best American Essays and elsewhere.