2017 Memoir Award

Cheryl Strayed will judge the second annual Kore Press Memoir Award!

Cheryl Strayed is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir Wild; the New York Times bestsellers Tiny Beautiful Things; Brave Enough, and the novel Torch. Her books have been translated into forty languages around the world. Wild was chosen by Oprah Winfrey as her first selection for Oprah’s Book Club 2.0. The Oscar-nominated movie adaptation of Wild stars Reese Witherspoon as Cheryl and Laura Dern as Cheryl’s mother, Bobbi. The film was directed by Jean-Marc Vallée, with a screenplay by Nick Hornby. Strayed’s essays have been published in The Best American Essays, the New York Times, the Washington Post Magazine, Vogue, Salon, The Sun, Tin House, The New York Times Book Review, and elsewhere. Strayed is the co-host, along with Steve Almond, of WBUR’s hit 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. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

Contest Deadline is October 1, 2017, contest opens May 24.

$1000 prize plus publication. $27.50 entry fee.

Guidelines here.

Last year’s judge was Lidia Yuknavitch and the winner was Ming Holden for her memoir Refuge.