Nancy Paulsen, President & Publisher

Nancy Paulsen has been with Penguin her entire career, starting as an assistant at Viking Children’s Books, serving as Publisher of Puffin Books and G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers, and then starting her eponymous imprint in 2011. She publishes a list of diverse and award-winning titles, and specializes in editing picture books and middle grade fiction. The authors she works with include Jacqueline Woodson, Lynda Mullaly Hunt, Aisha Saeed, Padma Venkatraman, Brenda Woods, Derrick Barnes, Torrey Maldonado, Micha Archer, Ruth Behar, Lisa Fipps, and Varsha Bajaj. Some of the award-winning and bestselling titles she’s edited include National Book Award winner Brown Girl Dreaming, Printz Honor winner Starfish, Pura Belpré Honor winner Lucky Broken Girl, Walter Award winner The Bridge Home, Caldecott Honor winner Wonder Walkers, and Schneider Honor winner A Walk in the Words. New York Times Bestsellers include Fish in a Tree, Amal Unbound, Thirst, I Am Every Good Thing, The Day You Begin, and The Year We Learned to Fly.