Cheryl Strayed

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Birthday
17, 1968
Birthplace
Spangler, PA
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthplace
Spangler, PA

About

Pushcart Prize-winning writer whose second novel, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, debuted at #7 on the New York Times Best Seller list and has since been translated into over 30 languages.

Before Fame

She moved to Aitkin County, Minnesota, with her mother, stepfather, and siblings when she was 13 and lived in a house without water or electricity.

Trivia

Her work has been featured in The Best American Essays.

Family Life

She has published essays in The New York Times Magazine and The Missouri Review.

Associated With

Nick Hornby adapted her novel Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail into a screenplay, which later became a film starring Reese Witherspoon.