Julie Strauss-Gabel is the President and Publisher of Dutton Children’s Books. Before joining Dutton in 2002, Julie held positions at Hyperion Books for Children and Clarion Books. Specializing in middle grade and young adult fiction, Julie’s wish list is eclectic but unified in striving for quality writing, exceptional voice, surprising craft, and true ambition.
She values strong, distinct voices and career-long partnerships. Honors for her books include the Printz Medal, Printz Honor, Newbery Honor, Edgar Award, Boston Globe-Horn Book, Award, and the Sydney Taylor Book Award. She works with authors including Ally Condie, Adam Gidwitz, John Green, John Grisham, Nina LaCour, Tahereh Mafi, Stephanie Perkins, Ransom Riggs, Carrie Ryan, Andrew Smith, Aaron Starmer, Lauren Wolk, and Meg Wolitzer.