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, and has also experienced book publishing from the other side of the page, working in public relations for Raincoast Books and as a bookseller.
Laurie actively acquires literary fiction, upmarket commercial novels, memoir, and lifestyle. She is delighted by 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, and bestselling authors Daniel Kalla, Catherine McKenzie, Andrew Pyper, Nathan Ripley (the pseudonym of Journey Prize winner Naben Ruthnum), and Patrick Senécal.
Laurie has taken part in a number of industry events throughout her career. She been invited to the Whistler Writers Festival, taking part in the Trade Secrets panel and the Pitch Your Book/Idea to Publishers session, and she has also lectured at the University of Toronto and University of Humber/Guelph.
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