Elizabeth Gilbert is an American novelist, short story writer and journalist, best known for her 2006 travel memoir, Eat, Pray, Love, and its follow up about the institution of marriage, Committed. Following a highly successful career as a magazine journalist for publications such as GQ and The New York Times Magazine, Gilbert translated her accessible style into fiction with her debut novel, Stern Men, in 2000. It was autobiography that secured Gilbert worldwide fame, however, when Eat, Pray, Love, a record of her personal odyssey across the globe in the wake of painful divorce, became a bestseller in 2006. Four years later the book was remade by Hollywood, with Julia Roberts cast as the author. 2010 also saw the publication of Committed, a sequel of sorts to Eat, Pray, Love, a spiky meditation on marriage. The novel The Signature of All Things appeared in 2013 before Gilbert returned to non-fiction for the spiritual self-help guide Big Magic two years later. Her latest book is the 1940s set novel City of Girls.