Wendy Strothman represents Pulitzer Prize winning authors: David Blight, author of the bestselling biography Frederick Douglass; David Kertzer, author of The Pope and Mussolini; and Caleb McDaniel, author of The Sweet Taste of Liberty. She also represents Ruth Simmons, former president of Smith College, Brown University, and Prairie View who is publishing a memoir called Up Home: One Girl’s Journey in 2023. Wendy works with many prominent historians, including Joanne Freeman, author of The Field of Blood; Alan Mikhail, author of God’s Shadow; Martha Hodes, author of the forthcoming My Hijacking; Wendy Warren, author of Pulitzer finalist New England Bound; journalists including Linda Greenhouse, author of Justice on the Brink; James Scott, author of Pulitzer finalist Target Tokyo; Amy Ellis Nutt, author of the bestselling transgender book, Becoming Nicole; legal scholars Richard Thompson Ford, author of Dress Codes and The Race Card; Deborah Archer, president of the ACLU and author of the forthcoming Locked In and Left Out; Nicholas Bowie and Daphna Renan, authors of the forthcoming Supremacy; naturalists Kenn Kaufman, author of the forthcoming The Birds that Audubon Missed; Scott Edwards, author of the forthcoming American Journey: Birds, a Bicycle, and Hope Across America; and biographers Benjamin Taylor, author of Here We Are and the forthcoming biography of Willa Cather and Tess Chakalakal, author of a forthcoming biography of Charles Chesnutt.
Before founding the Strothman Agency in 2003, Wendy was the publisher of Trade & Reference Books at Houghton Mifflin Company where she oversaw books from Curious George ® to the American Heritage Dictionary and the Peterson Field Guides; at Houghton she also edited works by Philip Roth, Arthur Schlesinger, and John Kenneth Galbraith. Before Houghton, she was publisher of Beacon Press where she published Marian Wright Edelman and Cornel West. She started her career at the University of Chicago Press.
Wendy is the Vice President of the Authors Guild Foundation and was a trustee of Brown University; she and her husband, a pipe organ builder, and their golden doodle Farley divide their time between the coast of Maine and the Berkshires, with frequent forays into New York City.