"Wild" is set to be an Oscar contender in 2014. In the wake of her mother's rapid death from cancer, her family disbanded and her marriage crumbled Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. With nothing to lose she makes the impulsive decision to walk eleven- hundred miles of the west coast of America. 'Epic and moving' "Sunday Times" and a number one "New York Times" bestseller.
Cheryl Strayed is the author of the critically acclaimed novel Torch, the huge New York Times-bestselling memoir Wild and the collection of essays Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Someone Who's Been There. Her work has appeared in numerous magazines and journals, including The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post Magazine, Allure and The Rumpus. She lives in Portland, Oregon.