Laurie Grassi joined Simon & Schuster Canada in January 2017 as Senior Editor. Before that she worked in publishing for over two decades, notably as Books Editor at Chatelaine magazine, where she interviewed Elizabeth Gilbert, David Mitchell, Helen Humphreys, Claire Messud, and David Nicholls, among others, and excerpted such books as Caitlin Moran’s How To Be a Woman, Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl, and Kate Atkinson’s Life After Life.
Laurie is delighted by tales that delve into the art and literary worlds, has a taste for unconventional plot structures, and wants to fall for characters—miscreant and otherwise. Current authors include New York Times bestselling author Susanna Kearsley, Governor General’s Award finalist Maria Mutch, Journey Prize winner Naben Ruthnum (writing as Nathan Ripley), and bestselling authors Daniel Kalla and Catherine McKenzie.
Laurie actively acquires literary fiction, upmarket commercial novels, memoir, and narrative non-fiction.