Julie Berry’s young adult novel The Passion of Dolssa (Viking, 2016) was named a Printz Honor Book by the American Library Association in 2017.


Also a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize, it appeared on Best of the Year and Top Ten lists from the New York Times, Booklist, Publishers Weekly, The Horn Book and School Library Journal, and was named a Junior Library Guild selection.

A 2008 graduate of the MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults program, Julie’s other published fiction includes All the Truth That’s in Me (Viking, 2013), shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal and The Edgar Award, and winner of a Silver Inky Award, Australia’s highest literary award for non-Australian books for young readers; The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place, an ALA Odyssey Honor title; and seven other books.