JULIE STEVENSON is a literary agent with Massie & McQuilkin, a premiere agency in New York, which represents some of the most noted writers in contemporary publishing. Julie represents authors of literary and upmarket fiction, suspense, memoir, narrative nonfiction, graphic novels, young adult fiction, and children’s picture books. As an agent, she reads manuscripts in search of talent, shepherds manuscripts through the publishing process, negotiates book contracts on behalf of authors, and manages authors’ careers. She’s agented books that have won the Pulitzer Prize, the MWA Edgar Award, the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize, the Caldecott Honor, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Carnegie Medal for Excellence. Before she became an agent, Julie worked in the editorial departments of Tin House and Publishers Weekly. She received her bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Washington University in St. Louis and an M.F.A in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College in New York. She recently moved back to her hometown of Missoula and commutes to New York as needed.