Elise Howard is the founding publisher of Algonquin Young Readers, an imprint of Algonquin Books. The Algonquin Young Readers list publishes between twelve and fifteen new books a year, primarily fiction for middle-grade and young adult readers, as well as select works of narrative non-fiction. Authors whose work Elise has edited at Algonquin include Avi, Tracey Baptiste, Winifred Conkling, Sara Farizan, Adele Griffin, Nova Ren Suma, and Will Ritter, among others. Prior to joining Algonquin, Elise was senior VP and associate publisher at HarperCollins Children’s Books. She is proud to count among the many works she has edited two Newbery Medal winners: The Girl Who Drank the Moon (Algonquin Young Readers), by Kelly Barnhill, and The Graveyard Book (HarperCollins), by Neil Gaiman.